World's Greatest Mysteries Collection

Season 1 Episode 30

World's Greatest Mysteries King Tut's Tomb: Coincidence Or Curse?

Aired Unknown Jan 01, 2009 on
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World's Greatest Mysteries King Tut's Tomb: Coincidence Or Curse?
Controversy. Conspiracy. Confusion. History is fraught with events -- from local to global -- that have never been satisfactorily explained. What caused the dinosaurs to perish? How were the Egyptian Pyramids built? What happened to the great Inca civilization? Was John Wilkes Booth part of a large, sinister plot? Was George Armstrong Custer sacrificed to save the Grant Administration? Is there anything happening in Roswell, New Mexico, that should be shared with American citizens? Who shot John F. Kennedy? These and dozens of other international mysteries are investigated, explored, unraveled and reported. King Tut's Tomb: Coincidence Or Curse? In 1922, the richest tomb in archeological history was opened in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings. The tomb of King Tutankhamen had been untouched for 3,300 years. He was an Egyptian pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty, ruling from 1333 BC to 1324 BC. Discovery of King Tut's intact tomb received worldwide press coverage and sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask remains the most recognized artifact. This television program reports on efforts by forensic scientists who are still trying to explain the cause of king's death. It also looks into the unexplained deaths of many of the researchers who opened and inspected the tomb. Is there any validity to the --Curse of King Tut? Why has the Egyptian government been less than cooperative with the testing of King Tut's remains? Have archeologists stumbled onto the beginnings of biological warfare-- the legendary --Curse of the Pharaoh? Did the opening of King Tut's tomb unleash a curse of punishment and death that is still impacting lives . . . and deaths . . . today?moreless

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