Secrets Of The Dead: Private Lives Of The Pharaohs: The Fall Of The House Of Tutankhamun
- Title: Secrets Of The Dead: Private Lives Of The Pharaohs: The Fall Of The House Of Tutankhamun
- Date: 13th November 2000
- Description:SEE RECORD 100059 FOR SOTLIST The civilisation of Ancient Egypt was the greatest the world has ever seen,continuing for 3000 years with one religion,one language and one evolving history. Egypt created the world's first empire,yet much of what we know about ancient Egyptian culture is pieced together from astonishingly little hard information,and many intriguing mysteries remain. New scientific techniques are not enabling historians to uncover many of these hidden secrets. Behind them lie tales of power and intrigue,love and madness,passion and murder... In the first of three programmes,The Fall of the House of Tutankhamun,scientists extract DNA from mummified foetuses discovered in the tomb of Tutankhamun and compare it to that of others from Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty. In an attempt to solve the mystery surrounding the pharaoh's inability to produce a surviving heir,the scientists hope to discover whether genetic disabilities were the reason behind the fall of the house of Tutankhamun.
- Broadcaster:Channel 4
- Genre:Documentary and Factual
- Producer:Tv 6 Ltd.
- Transmission Date:13/11/2000
- Rights:On Request