The Turning Sky

Unbroken seal on Tutankhamun’s tomb, Valley of the Kings, Egypt, 1922, via Private Collection/Prismatic Pictures /Bridgeman Images

By Susan Brind Morrow

When you discover gold or an ocean, you know what you’re looking at and that you have found something worth having or knowing. The same is not true when ancient texts are discovered, for the process of interpretation, and ultimately realizing what something is and is worth, can take a long time. In the “realms of gold,” of books written in…