Tutankhamun: Secrets of The Tomb

Tutankhamun: Secrets of the Tomb
Tutankhamun: Secrets of the Tomb

On 26th November 1922, Howard Carter made the greatest archaeological find of all time – the treasure-filled tomb of Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun. An unrivalled discovery made possible by Carter’s extraordinary tenacity and the dedicated financier by his side, Lord Carnarvon.  But when people who entered the tomb began dying, tales spread of a ‘Pharaoh’s Curse’. In this first episode, paleo-anthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi begins to unravel the extraordinary scientific truth behind the legend and the press sensation that surrounded it for decades. As she travels from Tut’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, to a shrine in Wawel cathedral in Krakow, Poland, the investigation links a series of mysterious deaths in both locations, each attributed to a ‘curse’. Ella unearths the truly deadly secret lurking in these tombs.

Tutankhamun: Secrets of The Tomb – Sunday 8pm on Channel 4

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