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Tutankhamun: Allies & Enemies

This film marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb and is a journey of exploration for Egyptian co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad into the mysteries and unanswered questions about the boy king's life, his infamous father’s religious revolution, and those advising him as he takes the throne in one of the most tumultuous periods of Egyptian history.

Episode 1

53m 22s

Egyptian co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad explore the mysteries and unanswered questions about the boy king's life, his infamous father’s religious revolution, and those advising him as he takes the throne at a very young age in one of the most tumultuous periods of Egyptian history.

Episodes

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    Episode 2

    S1 E2 - 53m 22s

    Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad travel throughout Egypt in search of answers and speak to top scholars in locations including Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and several active dig sites.

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    Episode 1

    S1 E1 - 53m 22s

    Egyptian co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad explore the mysteries and unanswered questions about the boy king's life, his infamous father’s religious revolution, and those advising him as he takes the throne at a very young age in one of the most tumultuous periods of Egyptian history.

Extras + Features

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    Sculptor Christian Corbet on Building a Bust for Tutankhamun

    S1 E2 - 2m 32s

    Canadian sculptor, Christian Corbet, at his home studio in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada, explains the work he will be doing on the 3D print of Tutankhamun's skull to turn it into a sculpture of the Boy King. Corbet gives a detail description of the process of making forensic and artistic busts of Tutankhamun in an attempt to show what the famous pharaoh might have looked like.

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    Yasmin and Rashad Meet Dr. Tarek Tawfik at Ay's Tomb

    S1 E2 - 3m 21s

    Yasmin and Rashad tour Ay's tomb in the Valley of the Monkeys with Egyptologist Dr. Tarek Tawfik in an attempt to find out if the tomb really belonged to Ay, Tutankhamun's advisor, or if it belonged to Tutankhamun himself. Ay succeeded Tutankhamun after the Boy King suddenly died. Why was Tutankhamun buried in a small tomb unlike all the other pharaohs buried in the Valley of the Kings?

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    Episode 2 Preview

    S1 E2 - 30s

    Uncover further mysteries behind King Tut's life and burial. Egyptian Archeologist Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad continue their journey, seeking to answer some of the historical inconsistencies surrounding this great civilization.

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    Episode 1 Preview

    S1 E1 - 30s

    Explore the mysteries of King Tut's life and burial on the centennial of his tomb's opening. Egyptian Archeologist Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad meet with historians and scientists to inspect historical inconsistencies.

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    Meet Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad

    S1 E1 - 2m 19s

    Co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad introduce their quest on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Yasmin and Rashad share their life in Cairo as they head to the Egyptian Museum for their exclusive look at the treasures of King Tutankhamun.

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    Yasmin and Rashad Visit the Royal Tomb in Amarna

    S1 E1 - 1m 29s

    Co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad are in the Royal Tomb in Amarna looking at key inscriptions that depict Tutankhamun as a baby, as some Egyptologists believe. The inscriptions on the walls of the tomb also show Akhenaten and the Aten, the sun disc, which was the religious system established by Akhenaten.

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    Yasmin and Rashad in the Tombs and Temples of Luxor

    S1 E1 - 2m 29s

    Co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad visit KV21 in the Valley of the Kings, Habu Temple in the West Bank, and Luxor Temple in the East Bank of Luxor. They raise different questions about the life and death of Tutankhamun, who his mother was, whether he died of natural causes or if he was murdered, and who his allies and enemies were.

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    Preview

    S1 - 30s

    This film marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb and is a journey of exploration for Egyptian co-hosts Yasmin El Shazly and Mahmoud Rashad into the mysteries and unanswered questions about the boy king's life, his infamous father’s religious revolution, and those advising him as he takes the throne in one of the most tumultuous periods of Egyptian history.

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