Since its discovery nearly a century ago, archaeologists have been trying to unlock the secrets of King Tut's tomb, but many questions remain. Why does the tomb appear to be so hastily built? Why is there a strange, black mold peppering the walls? And most intriguingly, does the tomb also house the mummy of ancient Egypt's most iconic queen, Nefertiti? Travel with us to the Valley of the Kings, where Howard Carter made his spectacular discovery in 1922, as we use the latest in digital technology to solve these puzzling mysteries.
Documentary examining recent discoveries made in the famous burial chamber and following scientists as they forensically analyse the hidden, blocked doorways identified in the tomb, which archaeologists now believe may also be the resting place of Queen Nefertiti.
Creative Arts is tasked with one of their biggest builds to date: Help boost attendance at the St. Petersburg Museum of History by creating an all-new exhibit around the museum’s own Egyptian mummy, The Lady of the Nile. The Museum Men’s solution? King Tut. They will create an exhibit that showcases the museum’s Lady of the Nile side-by-side the world’s most well-known Egyptian mummy. But the team will have to come up with a new and innovative exhibit that can fit the museums needs and lives up to the public’s lofty expectations of this famous pharaoh.
Follow a team of Egyptologists as they investigate Tutankhamun’s burial. Tutankhamun was one of the most famous characters in the entire ancient world - his fabulous treasures are now known the world over. This programme follows an international team of Egyptologists as they investigate his burial. Their painstaking detective work reveals his burial was a rush job. Reuse and recycling was the order of the day as powerful people competed to claim the young Pharaoh’s vacant throne.
Ninety years ago in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Howard Carter made the most sensational discovery in the history of archaeology–the tomb of Tutankhamun and its golden treasures. It made Tutankhamen the most famous name in ancient Egyptian history. But the real story has become shrouded in myth, and exact circumstances of Tutankhamun's life and death remain a unknown. The two hour Secrets of the Dead special brings together the latest evidence from a team of archaeologists, anatomists, geologists, and Egyptologists to build the ultimate picture of Tutankhamen. They investigate what was unusual about his burial why it seems he was buried in a hurry, and what analysis of his mummy and the artifacts in the tomb can tell us about his life and death. Ultimate Tut offers a 21st century approach to ancient history, blending 3D graphics, stylized reconstruction, and a rollicking forensic investigation. Based on genuinely new scientific research, the film will present fresh insights into how Tutankhamen was buried, why his tomb was the only one to remain intact, and the enduring mystery around how he died.