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Investigating History: The Curse of King Tut DVD

Investigating History: The Curse of King Tut DVD

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  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 50 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: History Channel
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2004

Ancient records and modern investigatory methods help unravel more mysteries of the legendary boy-king.

  • Hear from experts like epidemiologist Mark Nelson.
  • Visit King Tut's tomb in search of clues to the fate of Tut's discoverers.
  • Go beyond the superstition with an in-depth analysis of the storied curse.


He was an insignificant ruler who died young and was soon forgotten by his people. His lack of renown likely helped protect his tomb from grave robbers, which was finally opened in 1922 by Howard Carter in the most important archeological event of the 20th century. Carter won worldwide acclaim for his discovery, but there are those who say it cost him his life.

The fate of many of those on Carter's team led people to speculate that when the archeologist opened Tut's tomb, he unleashed an ancient curse. Now, 82 years later, epidemiologist Mark Nelson examines biological agents left in the tomb and looks at the life, death, and possible murder of the Boy-King. Egyptologist Emily Teeter, police profiler Mike King, and Dr. James Harris, the last man allowed to X-ray Tut's skull, add their deductions.

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