Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth

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St. Martin's Press
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6.46 X 9.44 X 1.34 inches | 1.33 pounds

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About the Author

John and Colleen Darnell are a husband-and-wife Egyptologist team. They have presented on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, the Science Channel, and Smithsonian, as well as appeared in National Geographic's "Lost Treasures of Egypt."

John is Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University. His archaeological expeditions in Egypt have been covered by the New York Times. In 2017, his Eastern Desert expedition discovered the earliest monumental hieroglyphic inscription and was named one of the top ten discoveries of the year by Archaeology.

Colleen teaches art history at the University of Hartford and Naugatuck Valley Community College; she has curated a major museum exhibit on Egyptian revival art and design at the Yale Peabody Museum.

Together, John and Colleen have authored The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books.

"Anyone devoted to ancient Egypt must have this book, which gives us the clearest picture yet of this powerful family that might not have become known if Howard Carter hadn't found the resting place of the frail young pharaoh."
--St. Paul Pioneer Press

"Readers will delight in this accessible study of a consequential period of Egypt's history."
--Publisher's Weekly

"In addition to chronicling the complex political, social, economic, and architectural elements of the history, the Darnells offer a touching portrait of family life...Riveting."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A lively and insightful portrait of the ultimate power couple."
--Booklist (Starred review)

"The life and reign of King Tut's interpretations of ancient artifacts."
--New Canaan Advertiser

"Full of acutely observed detail and intriguing insight."
--Toby Wilkinson, New York Times bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

"A new presentation of what may have been the most important period in the
ancient world."
--Bob Brier, author of The Murder of Tutankhamen

--Dr. Zahi Hawass, former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities

"Two of the finest minds in Egyptology--have created something wholly new: a bridge between the wonder of fans and scholars of Ancient Egypt."
--Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light