Born circa 1341 B.C.E., King Tut was the 12th king of the 18th Egyptian dynasty, in power from 1332 B.C.E. to 1323 B.C.E. During his reign, powerful advisers restored the traditional Egyptian religion which had been set aside by his predecessor Akhenaton, who had led the “Amarna Revolution.” After his death at age 19, he disappeared from history until the discovery of his tomb in 1922. Since then, studies of his tomb and remains have revealed much information about his life and times.
Spike tv is venturing into the telling of this story. It will tell the intrigue of the story which spans his reign for 10 years.
“Tut” begins with the at death and works backward from there. Here is the trailer:
Much of what is known about Tutankhamun, better known today as King Tut, derives from the discovery of his tomb in 1922. British archaeologist Howard Carter had begun excavating in Egypt in 1891, and after World War I. The miniseries; Spike, Sun.-Tues. July 19-21, at 9 p.m.