Don Wildman Investigates the Myths Behind King Tut

King Tut's tomb was discovered almost a century ago, yet it continues to puzzle the world today. Don Wildman heads to Egypt to retrace the steps of Howard Carter, the archaeologist who made the incredible discovery, and to learn about important truths still being uncovered.

Great Pyramid of Giza

Don Wildman is off to Egypt to explore what we know – and what we don’t – about the famed Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun (King Tut). 

Great Pyramid of Giza

The tomb of King Tut was first discovered in the vast Valley of the Kings by Howard Carter on November 4, 1922. But, it would be months before Carter had explored the entirety of Tut’s tomb, which includes his burial chamber. 

Valley of the Kings

Today, the story of King Tut continues to captivate due to the constant discovery of new evidence – and Don is ready to get in on the action! 

Valley of the Kings

Don explores a modern excavation site in the Valley of the Kings with Dr. Myriam Seco Álvarez, the director of the Thutmosis III Temple Project. Dr. Álvarez and her team recently uncovered a long forgotten cartonnage. 

Valley of the Kings

Dr. Álvarez discusses the inscriptions and decorations visible on the newly-found cartonnage, which itself is more than 3,000 years old. 

King Tut's Tomb

Dr. Peter Brand, a professor of Egyptology at the University of Memphis, walks Don through King Tut’s tomb. 

Inside King Tut's Tomb

Get a peek inside the underground structure and the wall that is speculated to be hiding a larger more impressive tomb behind it, possibly that of Nefertiti. 

King Tut's Sarcophagus

Here is the sarcophagus of King Tut, the boy king whose cause of death is still a mystery today. 

King Tut

Ever wanted to see a mummy up close? Now’s your chance.

This is what remains of King Tut. 

The Nile

Don sails on the Nile in a felucca because there’s no better way to see the sights! 

Grand Egyptian Museum

Don meets with Director of the Grand Egyptian Museum Dr. Tarek Tawfiq for a look at artifacts from Tut’s tomb. 

Grand Egyptian Museum

In the Grand Egyptian Museum’s Conservation Center, important work is done to make sure the integrity of these objects remains intact.  

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

Don heads to Cairo for a tour of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which has many King Tut artifacts on display. 

Museum of Egyptian Antiquities

One of those artifacts is his death mask, which, according to former Head of Documentation Dr. Yasmin El-Shazly, might not have been made for him. 

Don Wildman

Are you ready to uncover the mysteries of King Tut? The all-new special edition of Mysteries at the Museum premieres Jan. 26 at 9|8c!