The wondrous story of the curse and craze, fame and fortune surrounding the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun is brought to life.Series writer and creator Christopher Frayling retraces the footsteps of the legendary archeologist Howard Carter - from His Humble beginning in Rural England to The valley of the kings Where his Discoveries bring fame,Fortune,Mystery and A Course for Himself and A Previously Obscure Boy-King of Egypt.
Episodes: Disc 1: -The Great Adventure: -Over 80 Year's Ago with Howard Carter's Discovery of The tomb of Tutankhamun,The Greatest archeological Story of All time began to unfold.Host Christopher Frayling follows Carter's footprints from rural England to the Valley of the Kings in Search of the facts behind the Legend.
-Wonderful Things: -When Howard Carter opened Tutankhamun's tomb he found a room piled from floor to ceiling witl Gold...A spectacular find.Just Four month later,The Expedition;s sponsor,Lord Carnarvon Died Suddenly,Starting A Rush of Stories about the Mummy's Curse.
-The Pharaoh Awakes: -Beyond its historical relavance,the excavation proves a privotal cultural event of the Twentieth Century."Tut Manis"grip the public and sparks an explosion of art and design based on the Egyptian style.
-Heads In The Sand: -1968: The King's coffin in opened and the race against time begins.For a people once obsessed with preserving life for the next world,the greatest mystery may be what will be done to save Egypt;s treasures for secceesing gererations. ======================================== DVD Special Features: -1924 Audio Scrapbook Talk by Howard Carter Trumpets of The Pharaoh Tutankhamun -Akhenaten and Nefertiti:The Royal Gods Of Egypt -A Fascinating Look At Tutankhamun's Family -Tutankhamun's Egypt:The Life and Time Of Tutankhamun -A look At The Short life and reign of Tutankhamun