Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris Naunton


Tombs, mummies, and funerary items make up a significant portion of the archeological remains that survive ancient Egypt and have come to define the popular perception of Egyptology. Despite the many sensational discoveries in the last century, such as the tomb of Tutankhamun, the tombs of some of the most famous individuals in the ancient world—Imhotep, Nefertiti, Alexander the Great, and Cleopatra—have not yet been found.

Archeologist Chris Naunton examines the famous pharaohs, their achievements, the bling they might have been buried with, the circumstances in which they were buried, and why those circumstances may have prevented archeologists from finding these tombs.

In Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt, Naunton sheds light on the lives of these ancient Egyptians and makes an exciting case for the potential discovery of these lost tombs. 


Chris Naunton


Chris Naunton was until recently director of the Egypt Exploration Society, London. An expert on Egypt in the first millennium BCE and the history of Egyptology, he has published extensively on both subjects. He has presented numerous television documentaries relating to ancient Egypt that have been shown worldwide, including several on Tutankhamun and a profile of Flinders Petrie. He has excavated in western Thebes and Abydos, and leads archeological tours to Egypt.