Words, images, and news from Christina Riggs, author of Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century.
Available in the UK from The Hive, Bookshop, and your local independent bookshop. In the United States, Treasured is published by Public Affairs, and in Italy by Bollati Boringhieri with the title Vedo Cose Meravigliose, translated by Gianna Cernuschi.
Reviews, excerpts, and features:
‘Riggs uses Tutankhamun to tell the history of Egypt as a nation and Egyptology as a discipline. This is not a triumphalist account of the universal beauty of Egyptian art but a complex account of changing power dynamics and museum cultures of the 20th century.’ Raphael Cormack, review in Apollo magazine
‘An imaginative weaving of the personal and political into a fresh narrative of an archaeological icon.’ Kirkus
‘A riveting review of the hundred years since King Tut’s tomb was discovered.’ Maclean’s, featured as a highly anticipated book for 2022
‘What can a dead Egyptian pharaoh teach us about the modern world? The women behind Tutankhamun’, excerpt from Treasured at Literary Hub, February 2022
‘One hundred years after his tomb was discovered, Tutankhamun’s afterlife continues’, Globe and Mail, my opinion column, 4 February 2022