Who was Tutankhamun? How did he die? Was Tutankhamun's tomb cursed? In this video we attempt to answer all these questions and more with Prof Joyce Tyldesley from the University of Manchester.
Tutankhamun, 'The Boy King' of Ancient Egypt, is one of history's most famous names. Though his short reign proved fairly insignificant, his legacy lives on thanks to Howard Carter's discovery of his magnificent tomb in 1922.
But many questions remain about this mysterious king who ascended the throne of Ancient Egypt in approximately 1336BC. As well as genuine scholarly debates about his life and death, numerous myths about Tutankhamun and his tomb continue to this day.