For 3000 years the treasures of Tutenkahmun lay entombed beneath Egypt’s desert sands, until archaeologists disturbed the pharaoh’s rest and unleashed a deadly curse. It’s a controversial issue that scientists dismiss out of hand, yet the threat of an ancient curse has enthralled the public for nearly 100 years.
When an Egyptian King died suddenly 3000 years ago it marked the start of an ancient murder mystery that baffled scientists to this day. Far more chilling than the death of this young pharaoh, is the mystery of his curse, said to have caused a sinister series of deaths that began with the opening of his tomb in 1922.
This is the story of Tutenkahmun.
It’s set against the backdrop of Egypt, this country of awe inspiring natural beauty is more than twice the size of Texas. Egypt sits on the Mediterranean Sea at the northeast corner of Africa, between Libya, Israel, and the Sudan. It’s a land steeped in mysticism, which shrouds the most magnificent monuments in the world. Architecture of colossal proportions bears silent witness to a glorious past. Thousands of years ago Egypt was home to ancient Egyptians, at that time, the most advanced civilisation on Earth.