Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt with these revealing mummy facts.
6 Chariots were entombed with King Tut.
7 Shrouds were placed over each mummy
4 Organs were removed from the body during mummification (the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines)
70 Days were required to prepare an ancient Egyptian mummy
0 Cavities were found in King Tut's teeth
3 People were involved in the mummification process (an embalmer, a cutter and a scribe)
1 Mummy has been issued his own passport (Ramses II for a trip to France)
63 Tombs have been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings
Unravel the mysteries of ancient Egypt with these revealing mummy facts. 70 Days were required to prepare an ancient Egyptian mummy 63 Tombs have been discovered in Egypt's Valley of the Kings 7 Shrouds were placed over each mummy 6 Chariots were entombed with King Tut 4 Organs were removed from the body during mummification (the lungs, liver, stomach and intestines) 3 People were involved in the mummification process (an embalmer, a cutter and a scribe) 1 Mummy has been issued his own passport (Ramses II for a trip to France) 0 Cavities were found in King Tut's teeth
Coroner's Report: King Tut
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According to one theory, an accident caused the untimely death of teenage pharaoh King Tut. How might a broken leg have sent him to his tomb?
Deconstructing History: The Great Pyramid
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Did you know that the Great Pyramid of Giza weighs 6.5 million tons? Get the facts on what makes this ancient wonder a true architectural marvel.
Damned MummiesVideo Clip (0:56)
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Ancient Egyptians were very selective about who would travel on to the afterlife and who wouldn't. Some mummies were physically damaged with the intent of damning them for eternity.
Coroner's Report: Cleopatra
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Legend has it that Cleopatra took her own life by succumbing willingly to the bite of a cobra. If this story is true, was suicide by snake venom an easy way to go, or did the last Egyptian pharaoh die in excruciating pain?
Under King Djoser's Burial Chamber
Under King Djoser's Burial ChamberVideo Clip (1:59)
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Dr. Hawass climbs through some tight quarters to get underneath the burial chamber of King Djoser and finds an interesting support system for the sarcophagus.
How to Make a Mummy
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A step by step process of how a body was prepared for mummification. The brain was removed along with all other major organs except the heart.
Mummy ManiaVideo Clip (1:11)
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When Bram Stoker wrote "Jewel of Seven Stars" in the early 1900s, he described an ancient Egyptian mummy who comes to life and slaughters everyone in sight. His writing sparked mummy madness among the Victorians.
Mummy SecretsVideo Clip (1:09)
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For years, scientists have been trying to figure out how Egyptians mummified their dead. Secrets of the trade were passed down from father to son, allowing the process to remain a closely guarded secret.
Mummy Unwrapping Parties
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Nobody knows when mummy unwrapping parties first started, but royalty used to throw them quite often. Although mummy unwrapping ultimately went out of fashion, mummies never have.
What Are the Pyramids?
What Are the Pyramids?Video Clip (3:01)
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Some ancient alien theorists believe the Great Pyramid was the world's first power plant.
Decoding MummiesVideo Clip (1:31)
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Archaeological chemist Stephen Buckley found that many of the substances used for mummification were foreign imports. He determined that an ancient trade network once existed, stretching across 4,000 miles.
Making MummiesVideo Clip (1:28)
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How were mummies made? Scientists weigh in on a surprisingly complex process.
The Workers of Deir-el-Medina
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The craftsmen in this ancient village were best known for the decorated tombs they built for kings. They were highly in such high demand, many nobles hired them for their own tombs.
Flooded TemplesVideo Clip (1:30)
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Two temples built for Ramses the second had to be carved out of a mountain and moved when they were threatened by the rising water.
Mummies: No-BrainerVideo Clip (0:58)
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It was once thought that Egyptians used a hook to remove the brain through the nose while embalming bodies. However, it now seems that the brain was never removed and instead remained intact.
Bonus Discoveries At Taposiris Magna
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Dr. Hawass examines some very interesting artifacts found at a pyramid at Taposiris Magna.
Where is Cleopatra?
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Fellowship coordinator Dr. Allan Morton and consulting archeologist David Cheetham travel around Alexandria and discuss the possible burial places of Cleopatra. What happened to the last Egyptian pharaoh?
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