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Tutankhamun

The boy behind the golden mask

The world-famous gold mask of Tutankhamun is the most famous archaeological find, an icon of Egypt. The pharaoh’s sad eyes look at us over the millennia. What have researchers been able to find out about his life and work at the end of the 18th Dynasty? What do his 5400 tomb finds reveal about his daily life and preferences? Who were his parents and what was the everyday life of the child pharaoh like? Terra X presenter Mirko Drotschmann wants to find out. He meets prominent experts, follows Tutankhamun’s stations in life in Egypt, gets exclusive insight into the restoration workshops and gradually gets closer to the boy behind the golden mask.


WRITER: Sabine Klauser     DIRECTOR: Martin Becker, Nina Koshofer, Stefan Schneider     PRESENTER: Mirko Drotschmann     CAMERA: Adnane Korchyou     EDITOR: Fabian Reisch     SOUND: Lucas Erler, Moritz Herberg, Christoph Mohr     MUSIC: Claude Chalhoub     COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Friederike Haedecke (ZDF), Claudia Moroni (ZDF)