Tut's Treasures

Sunday 15 December 12:20 CAT

Candice Martin/Atlantic Productions
Tut's Treasures

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  1. Sunday 15 December at 12:20 CAT

    Tut's Treasures: The Golden Pharaohs, 1

Synopsis

Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 made headlines across the world sparking a global frenzy for Ancient Egypt. But over the decades since the find, many of the pharaoh's priceless grave goods have disappeared into museum basements and archives across Egypt. Now all 5,398 objects are being reunited for the first time since their discovery at the new Grand Egyptian Museum. Many have never been seen before but together they shed new light on the short, eventful life of the so-called 'Boy King' and are now helping experts realise the sheer scale of Tutankhamun's influence in the ancient world.

Episodes

Season 1
  • Tut's Treasures: The Golden Pharaohs, 1

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    Howard Carter's discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 made headlines across the world sparking a global frenzy for Ancient Egypt. But over the decades since the find, many of the pharaoh's priceless grave goods have disappeared into museum basements and archives across Egypt. Now all 5,398 objects are being reunited for the first time since their discovery at the new Grand Egyptian Museum. Many have never been seen before but together they shed new light on the short, eventful life of the so-called 'Boy King' and are now helping experts realise the sheer scale of Tutankhamun's influence in the ancient world.

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    Sunday 15 December at 12:20 CAT
    On National Geographic
  • Golden Mask

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    In 1922 Howard Carter made a stunning discovery - King Tutankhamun's tomb. Crammed inside were over 5,000 priceless artefacts of every type - from gold slippers to finely tooled daggers, the remains of chariots and the boy king's show-stopping solid gold death mask. For the first time in 90 years these incredible treasures are being brought back together as the starring attraction in Cairo's brand-new #750 million Grand Egyptian Museum. Now, advances in modern technology are uncovering new secrets about a boy king who died before his twentieth birthday and the ancient land he ruled. King Tut's incredible death mask - 24lbs of pure gold - has always...

  • Tales from the Tomb

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    Of the 5,398 treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb at the Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the ones that paint a picture of Tutankhamun's family are the most unsettling. Particularly intriguing are two tiny mummified babies. Now in the labs of the museum, they give a chilling insight into the bizarre practices that kept the Pharaoh's dynasty in power and ultimately lead to its downfall. DNA analysis reveals the foetuses are Tutankhamun's stillborn children - the offspring of an incestuous relationship between Tutankhamun and his sister. Similarly, DNA evidence suggests Tutankhamun was also the result of incest. Artefacts hidden for years in museum...