RAMSES II, TUTANKHAMUN: THE EGYPT OF THE PHARAOHS
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Two kings of ancient Egypt are featured in this episode of SECRETS OF HISTORY.
First, Pharaoh Ramses II, the powerful sovereign builder of Abu Simbel, Karnak and Luxor, who reigned for 77 years and whose mummy is preserved in Cairo.
Next, Tutankhamun, the most famous pharaoh in history, but also, paradoxically, the least known. In 1922, the discovery of his almost intact tomb by the Englishman Howard Carter fascinated the whole world.