In 1907, a gold coffin was found in a tomb of the royal necropolis at Thebes. It has been ascribed, in turn, to one or another royalty of the Eighteenth dynasty, yet modern science has not been crowned with any remarkable success in solving the question of the ownership of the coffin, as none of the theories advanced has been supported by decisive evidence.
The book reveals the mystery of the gold coffin. The central figures are the two royalties of Pharaonic Egypt most popular today: Amenhotpe IV (Akhenaten) and his wife Queen Nefertiti. As a result of the study, a third personage has emerged — the pharaoh’s concubine Kia; her story has come to light from the darkness of centuries, where she had been thrust by her extraordinary yet unhappy lot.
On April 20, 2017, at the Far Eastern Studies Seminar organized by the Department of Far Eastern Studies of the IOM RAS, Prof. Dr. S.O. Kurbanov will submit his presentation Modern Pyongyan: People, Reforms and Prospects.