The Curse of Tutankhamun joins a group of Egyptologists who unravel the history of Ancient Egypt while focusing on the discovery of Tutankhamun’s grave in Egypt’s Valley of Kings in 1922.
At its time of discovery, the tomb of Tutankhamun was seen as an astonishing discovery. As the story on the archaeological find unraveled, writers and movie directors would pick it up and dramatize it to be supernatural and mysterious.
This created a wildlife of interest, leading to an all out “Egyptmania”, sending swarms of tourists, archaeologists and graverobbers to Egypt. Here, they’d seek the riches of Ancient Egypt buried artifacts as it lay hidden under the sandswept hills and mountains.
Priceless artifacts were dug up along with thousands of years old mummies, soon sending waves of astonishment across the world.
But this astonishment were nothing compared to the wildlife it created, when the thought of a curse had been planted in the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Rumours of the Pharaoh’s revenge consumed the media. And when Carter’s benefactor Lord Carnarvon suddenly died, the belief that a deadly curse had been unleashed ran like wildfire.
But what was the truth to the story? As this documentary looks back at Carter and Carnarvon’s discovery, it explores the facts from the fiction and sets the story straight.
- Release date2020
- Full runtime
- Director(s)Jeremy Hall
- Production companyViacom International Studios