Tutankhamun: Secrets of the Tomb

Produced by Blink Films for Channel 4. Past Preservers provided experts, Dr Bob Bianchi & Dr Meredith Brand.

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.