The remarkable story of the chance meeting that transformed penniless, ostracised archaeologist Howard Carter into a household name following his discovery of the tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun.
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Series cast summary:
...  Howard Carter 4 episodes, 2016
...  Herbert Winlock 4 episodes, 2016
...  Lord Carnarvon 4 episodes, 2016
...  Evelyn 3 episodes, 2016
...  Arthur Mace 3 episodes, 2016
Stefan Erasmus ...  Dig Foreman 3 episodes, 2016
Susan Danford ...  Lady Carnarvon 3 episodes, 2016
...  Harry Burton 2 episodes, 2016
...  Pierre Lacau 2 episodes, 2016
...  Merton 2 episodes, 2016
Alexander Tops ...  Telegraph Operator 2 episodes, 2016
...  Selim 2 episodes, 2016
George Jackos ...  Hamid 2 episodes, 2016
...  Arthur Callender 2 episodes, 2016
Nahum Hughes ...  Fadil 2 episodes, 2016
...  Murtaaz 2 episodes, 2016
...  Maggie Lewis 2 episodes, 2016


Young, penniless and ostracized archaeologist, Howard Carter, whose obsession is to find the legendary tomb of the boy-king, Tutankhamun, in the so-called Valley of the Kings is hired by British aristocrat, Lord Carnarvon, to do just that. However, many things stand in their way - the outbreak of WWI, Arab rebellion against the British rule, Carnavorn's thinning patience and wallet, the noisy press, the new Egyptian laws that abolished their right to a finder's fee, as well as Carnavorn's charming rebellious daughter, Evelyn, who befriends and seduces somewhat naive Carter. Eventually, Carter achieves his greatest dream only to lose everything else.

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The past isn't a game.


Drama | History | Romance

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16 October 2016 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Tutankamón  »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The rocks and sand in the Valley of Kings are much lighter coloured than depicted in the series. The difference seen in the show is as a result of colour correction during the editing stage, because flat white backgrounds are visually dull. See more »


Carter refers to Lord Carnarvon's daughter as Lady Evelyn Carnarvon. Whilst the title is Carnarvon the family name was Herbert. She was Lady Evelyn Herbert. Carter would have known of this. See more »


[first lines]
Selim: Mr. Carter! Sir! Sir. Mr. Carter. There is a door.
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The finding of tut's tomb
12 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Loved the show, I've been to the valley of the kings and I remember travelling up the road to get there and you pass carters house. Didn't enter Tut's tomb because it cost extra, but there are so many great tombs to see. Anyway all the stuff is in the Egyptian museum in Cairo which I did see

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