The Golden Pharaoh

The Golden Pharaoh
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Review

At last, a programme about Tutankhamun that doesn’t rely on cheesy dramatic reconstruction. Who needs it, when the actual story of the over 5,000 objects excavated by Howard Carter is so fascinating.

The removal of Tut’s treasures to a new museum near the Pyramids has offered experts the perfect opportunity to do a thorough forensic analysis, and there have already been some revelations. Did the famous death mask really belong to someone else, as has been suggested? And how much longer can we hold onto the idea of Tut as a weak boy king? The evidence from his belongings begs to differ.

Summary

The thousands of artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb are brought together for the first time since their discovery so that scientists can analyse them with the latest technology.
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