Documentary Review | Lost Treasures of Egypt: Tutankhamun’s Treasures by National Geographic

by Leen Awamleh
(Amman, Jordan)

Lost Treasures of Egypt: Tutankhamun’s Treasures

Lost Treasures of Egypt: Tutankhamun’s Treasures

**This documentary is intended to be watched by everyone**


The purpose of this documentary is to discover Tutankhamun’s treasures that have been transferred from the Luxor Museum located in Luxor to The Grand Egyptian Museum located in Giza.

The biggest treasure haul in history is getting a new home, a one-billion-dollar museum, and a research center that will host the most popular Pharoah Tutankhamun!

For the first time, all of Tutankhamun’s treasures in 100 years will be in one place. But there are many questions that got Egyptologists puzzled like how Tutankhamun’s tomb was hidden for over 3000 years without being touched, also to how ancient Egyptians mined gold that most pharaoh’s treasures are made of. And the discovery of a new tomb and revealed Shamai mummy.

Summarize the Documentary:

Lost Treasures of Egypt: Tutankhamun's Treasures is a film that was shot in Egypt and has four key events:

The first event focuses on Tut's Treasures' final journey. The journey from the Luxor Museum to the Grand Egyptian Museum will take 12 hours and involve 122 objects of art. accompanied by army vehicles. and to their astonishment, they discovered the remains of a boat that had been missing since 1933. The ancients held the belief that boats would aid them in their journey into the afterlife, so they built statues of boats next to their tombs.

Event two: It provided the answer to how Tut's tomb was concealed for more than 3,000 years while remaining undamaged.

The ancient engineers who built Tutankhamun's tomb had a strategy in place to keep it secure, so they went to great lengths to hide it inside the mountains. 26 feet below ground, the Pharaoh's burial chamber is fortified from the inside out.

A wall was built by engineers to enclose the burial chamber.

They piled up heaps of debris in the King's hallway before blocking the last opening and donning the era's common tomb protection of huge stones to cover Tutankhamun's tomb. But unlike any other tomb in the Valley, this one had more material on top when Carter found it.

This could help to explain how it went unnoticed for more than 3,000 years. However, how did this additional rock and debris arrive?

Basically, a rock might drop off the cliff.

Each year, dozens of earthquakes strike Egypt. Some rock components may become unstable during a very large earthquake. Could the extra tons of rock that covered the entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb be the result of rock falls brought on by earthquakes 3,000 years ago?

From a geological and historical perspective, they may have experienced rock falls or rockslides that were caused by earthquakes and covered tombs.

The team decides to deploy a drone to view Tutankhamun's tomb from above since there aren't any cliffs directly above it and it wouldn't have been hit by a direct rockfall.

Behind Tut's tomb, the cliffs are littered with loose rock and debris. However, the drone also reveals these carved flood channels into the rocks over countless years.

The Valley has seen earthquakes and sporadic flash floods throughout history. Rubble is pushed downhill toward the tombs by the floodwaters.

The location of Tutankhamun's tomb is where the water channels combine and dump massive amounts of rock. As a result of this and stone fragments from a tomb placed above, the entrance was further concealed and remained so for more than 3,000 years. He became the legend we know today because he protected his treasure from thieves.

The third event involved Shemai's body revealing his tomb's unique features, which included four boats with eight dummy laborers each, as well as Shamai's tomb.

Shamai, a little kid, sized around 125 cm (about 4.1 ft). It was inscribed on his coffin that he oversaw running the store's operations.

Controlling the store also means controlling people because you pick who gets food and who doesn't. Shamai held a significant position in Egyptian society at a relatively young age, according to this new evidence.

Fourth event: how ancient people managed to mine gold from rocks in deserts to retrace their steps, a team of experts embarked on a journey through the desert.

After a long trip, they discovered a temple with paintings depicting the lives of desert miners.

When they arrived at the working location, they described how the mining operation works.

Workers drilled shafts into the stone up to 32 feet deep to find valuable quartz rock seams containing gold. The quartz required extensive crushing. Twenty workers would need to work for a week to process only a spoonful of stone, according to mining specialists.

Special Features:

National Geographic is renowned for its excellent creation of high-resolution images employing cutting-edge 3D techniques that make it simpler for the audience to understand, as well as sound effects that make it livelier.

Additionally, the camera for filming gives you views from all angles in addition to using a drone for a clearer view from above.

No interviews were conducted for this documentary.

Every single aspect of it was wonderful.


My favorite part was when they removed the mummies.

I discovered that despite how far technology has advanced, certain things continue to elude us and that the ancient Egyptian civilization was so amazing that it has confused us until nowadays.

What startled me was the discovery that Tutankhamun died of malaria.

The only problem with this documentary is that it is so long, 44 minutes long.

Other than that, it is flawless.

I advise everyone to watch this documentary.

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Jul 15, 2023
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by: Leen Awamleh

I rate this documentary excellent with 5 stars.

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