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5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond the Valley of the Kings, November 28, 2013
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This review is from: Secrets of the Dead: Ultimate Tut (DVD)
Ultimate Tut, a special two-part documentary in the popular educational PBS series Secrets of the Dead, is an exciting account of historical-scientific investigation that might have brought us closer to the solving of one of the most fascinating ancient mystery - the short life and death of the Egyptian boy-pharaoh Tutankhamen (Tut) of the 18th dynasty. Tut has become the most recognizable figure of the ancient Egypt after his intact tomb with the priceless golden treasures, Tut's mummy, and the strikingly beautiful golden mask of the young ruler were discovered in 1922 in Egypt's Valley of the Kings by the archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter.

The two hours long documentary is made as the investigation undertaken by Egyptologist Chris Naunton who has been haunted by the obvious differences in the way the 18-years-old King of Egypt was prepared and sent to the eternal life comparing to the rest of the pharaohs whose tombs were also discovered in the Valley of the Kings. Why Tut's was the only tomb that has survived the millenniums with almost all its treasures in place and never been raided by the grave-robbers? Why was the young king buried in a hurry and interred in the tomb that was not prepared properly? Why his body was brutally deformed and the crucial inner parts were missing? Why was embalming of his body performed in the manner that was not appropriate for such important person? Why were the name of Tutankhamen as well as the names of his father, Akhenaten (formerly Amenhotep IV) and his successor, Ay, missing from the list of all pharaohs, Abydos King List? Finding the answer to one of these questions would immediately bring Naunton to the next, and would take him further on the exciting journey all over the world, from Cairo and Luxor to Liverpool University in England, to Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, USA, and back to Egypt. He enlisted the help of the lead scientists, forensics specialists, doctors, historians, archaeologists, geologists and art historians to find the answers and their scientific proof. Two hours long investigation into the mystery that goes back 3000 years turned to be one of the most gripping, compelling, and fascinating documentary thriller I've ever seen. It is entertaining, educational, and is highly recommended to these who love to follow the mysteries of the past and who appreciates excellent documentaries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Questions answered, July 7, 2014
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In this video of the Secrets of the Dead the question of why the Pharaoh Tutankhamun died at such a young age is answered, or more likely the most plausable explanatoins. Why was the body blackened as if burnt when Carter examined it? Why was the tomb so hurriedly filled that material was stacked up? Why was the tomb of an 18th Dynasty king so small? And even more explicable was why was, when the heart so important it not present in the chest of the king? All these perplexing questions have likely answers explained in this program by noted Egyptologists including Salima Ikhram and many others, as one man searches for the truth of the most interesting of the Egyptian kings.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and interesting, August 29, 2013
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Very interesting and informative seeing and hearing about Tut's short life, death and burial. Photography and narration were well done.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, July 7, 2014
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Excellent product. Excellent service.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to learn more about the life and death of King Tut...this is for you., October 2, 2013
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This is a fascinating DVD...filled with insightful facts that enlighten us about many of the mysteries surrounding the life and death of Tutankhamun. We've watched it over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Saw this program on PBS and it was highly informative ..., December 2, 2014
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Saw this program on PBS and it was highly informative and interesting, and very well done. Got it for my son for Christmas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, December 17, 2014
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