Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 28, 2018

This episode, the focus turns to two tiny babies that were buried with Egypt's boy king 3000 years ago, and could hold the key to finally unravelling the twisted web of his family. With a revolutionary DNA study, disease testing and forensic bone analysis uncovers the inbred world of Tutankhamun's late, great 18th Dynasty. Claims that the boy king was plagued with hereditary diseases unravel; and new light is shed on the controversial debate over the race of the Egyptians. Archaeologists identify the twist of biological fate that killed these two tiny royals, and reveal how their death changed the course of Egyptian history, leading to the beginning of an entirely new regime.

This episode, the focus turns to two tiny babies that were buried with Egypt's boy king 3000 years ago, and could hold the key to finally unravelling the twisted web of his family. With a revolutionary DNA study, disease testing and forensic bone analysis uncovers the inbred world of Tutankhamun's late, great 18th Dynasty. Claims that the boy king was plagued with hereditary diseases unravel; and new light is shed on the controversial debate over the race of the Egyptians. Archaeologists identify the twist of biological fate that killed these two tiny royals, and reveal how their death changed the course of Egyptian history, leading to the beginning of an entirely new regime.

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