Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lord Carnarvon returns to Egypt to examine new evidence about Tutankhamun

Newbury Today ()

A TELEVISION documentary will follow Lord Carnarvon’s travels back to Egypt to examine new finds from Tutankhamun’s tomb, which question long-held theories about the young pharoah.

The eighth Lord Carnarvon, a keen amateur archaeologist, said he has always been obsessed by the real life of Tutankhamun.

His great-grandfather, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, helped Howard Carter discover Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, and was present when it was breached.

The Earl died seven weeks after the discovery and was thought to be the first victim to the curse of King Tut.

During his visit to Egypt, the current Lord Carnarvon met leading experts, including the Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr Zahi Hawass, who gave him unique access to unseen artefacts and new research.

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