The tomb of King Tutankhamun was a treasure trove. Now, in his brilliant new book, author Robert Temple claims there are grander burial sites that are filled with jewels and gold.
He writes ... "what if a really large tomb of a powerful and famous pharaoh were found intact?
"It would be likely to contain treasure far exceeding anything imagined before. It will happen. Evidence has now been found for not just one but seven intact royal tombs at Giza in Egypt, detailed in my new book, Egyptian Dawn. These seven grand royal tombs, in the shadow of the pyramids near Cairo, are just sitting there waiting for us to open them.
"They include the tombs of the three most famous pharaohs of them all, Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, after whom the three main pyramids of Giza are named.
Egyptian Dawn by Robert Temple is published in the UK by Cornerstone, £25.
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