Season 1, Episode 17 The Assassination of King Tut
First Aired: June 4, 2003
Examining theories about the death of King Tutenkhamen in 1323 B.C., including a forensic investigation using modern technology that indicates the boy-king might have been murdered. The investigators, Gregory Cooper and Mike King, deduce via x-rays that Tutenkhamen suffered from physical handicaps, and a specialist in facial reconstruction sculpts the King's visage using computerized imaging. Also: conspiracy theories and likely suspects. Shot on location in Egypt at the Valley of the Kings, Amarna, Karnak and Thebes. John Hurt narrates.
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- Premiered: October 9, 2002
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: A series examining great events and turning points in history that have engendered controversy. Included: archaeological evidence, photos, artifacts and interviews with experts. (more)