This book presents the incredible story of the discovery of those 'wonderful things', and the splendour of the most memorial of all royal legends. Told with style and distinction, it includes previously unseen watercolours by Carter; the story of the relationship between Carter and his patrol, 5th Earl of Carnarvon and his daughter Lady Evelyn; new Foreword by Henrietta McCall of the British Museum; new Appendix devoted to the remarkable Almina Countess of Carnarvon, illegitimate daughter of Baron Alfred Rothschild, whose wedding dowry largely financed the search for the tomb and its excavation.
HVF Winstone is the biographer of such renowned Arabian travellers as Gertrude Bell, Captain SHakespear and Colonel Leachman, and Lady Anne Blunt, as well as Sir Leonard Woolley, the archaeologist of biblical Ur. He has written a major political study of Britain in the Near East, The Illicit Adventure, and a panorama of archaeology, Uncovering the Ancient World. In his 80th year, he is writing a polemical history of the Anglo-American involvemenmt in the Middle East, War Without End.