Dan Snow's History Hit

3. Tutankhamun: The Life of a Boy Pharaoh

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3/4. How much do we know about Tutankhamun, his short life and even shorter reign? Dan unravels the complicated legacy of Tutankhamun's predecessor Akhenaten who changed the very fabric of Egyptian society, leaving his son Tutankhamun to change it back. In life, the boy pharaoh was plagued by health complications and died aged 18, leaving very little information about his life. Dan and Egyptologist Dr Campbell Price look to his tomb to see what it can tell us about his reign, death and funeral.

Listen to episode one - Tutankhamun: The Valley of the Kings.

Listen to episode two - Tutankhamun: The Discovery of a Lifetime.

This podcast was written and produced by Mariana Des Forges and mixed by Dougal Patmore

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