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Of Time, Tombs and Treasures (1977)

| Documentary, Short
The Academy Award nominated documentary short subject "OF TIME, TOMBS, AND TREASURE: The Treasures of Tutankhamun" tells the story of the discovery of the now-legendary tomb of the Pharoah ... See full synopsis »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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The Academy Award nominated documentary short subject "OF TIME, TOMBS, AND TREASURE: The Treasures of Tutankhamun" tells the story of the discovery of the now-legendary tomb of the Pharoah Tutankamun. J. Carter Brown, Director of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., serves as the on-camera host and takes viewers to Egypt to follow in the footsteps of archeologist Howard Carter as he traces the clues to a hidden tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.

Not only does the viewer learn about the nature of the Ancient Egyptian way of death, but also about the meaning of this complex culture's approach to both life and death. Even the famous "mummy's curse," which arose when many people coming into contact with the tomb suddenly died, is given play.

Available for loan from the National Gallery of Art, "OF TIME, TOMBS, AND TREASURE" remains the most popular film in the National Gallery of Art's educational lending program nearly 35 years after its initial release.

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