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Preview on Saturday in the App, Sunday on newsstands lor special one hundred years after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Extra focus in digital: the “instapoet” phenomenon

One hundred years ago, in 1922, the English archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun. Two hundred years ago the Frenchman Jean-François Champollion announced to have deciphered the hieroglyphs. In the new issue of “La Lettura”, # 558, available on Saturday 6 as a preview in the App (downloadable from the App Store and Google Play) and from Sunday 7 on newsstands, a large seven-page special is dedicated to the child pharaoh and his world.

In addition to the new preview issue already on Saturday, the «la Lettura» App also offers the entire archive since 2011 and the Theme of the Day, a digital-only daily extra that explores an aspect related to the supplement every day. The one on Saturday 6 August, curated by Damiano Fedeli, is dedicated to the phenomenon of «Instapoet», authors and authors who propose their works on the social network to an audience not only of young people. One of the best known is the author of Indian origin Rupi Kaur, interviewed by Fedeli himself in «la Lettura» # 588.

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Returning to the new issue, # 588, speaks at the beginning Tutankhamun himself, “Embodied” by an expert such as the writer (and Egyptologist) Christian Jacq, author of the series The great novel of Ramses (Mondadori) and novels such as The Tutankhamun affair (Bompiani): interviewed by Stefano Bucci, the “pharaoh” tells of his life, his power and even the famous (alleged) curse. The writer Marco Buticchi, author of The snake and the pharaoh (in bookstores from 27 September, Longanesi), narrates the enterprise of Carter and the patron Lord George Carnarvon and the suggestions of the archeology of the pioneers; an essay by Christina Riggs also talks about it, I see wonderful things (Bollati Boringhieri) of which Livia Capponi writes.

The ancient Egyptian it was a deep, rich language with a vast literature, explains the Egyptologist Patrizia Piacentini in the interview with Annachiara Sacchi; the PhD student in Egyptology Lorenzo Guardiano translated into hieroglyphs some phrases (such as “I love you” or “The heat is tremendous”) that “the Reading” publishes accompanied by the pronunciation. Of other very ancient civilizations, and still alive in science or culture, writes Luciano Canfora. And even the great museums are preparing for anniversaries: the Egyptian of Turin will be 200 years old in 1824 and the director, Christian Greco, anticipates some changes in the program.

Among the other topics of «la Lettura» # 558: Pierdomenico Baccalario offers a roundup between the best ice creams told by literature, whether it is the one mentioned in Research Marcel Proust or Maigret’s favorite ice cream in Georges Simenon’s novels. And Aldo Grasso reflects on history and the evolution of the advertising message starting from the book by Roberto Bernocchi History of advertising (Utet).

An unexpected prequel closes the issue: bestselling author Angela Marsons proposes in a story the adventure of a girl, Kim (Kim Stone, an adult, is the detective of her novels, published by Newton Compton) struggling with a test of courage that will mark her destiny.

August 5, 2022 (change August 5, 2022 | 21:14)


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