Nearly a century after Howard Carter's momentous discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, Egyptologist Dr Chris Naunton returns to Carter's vast excavation files to uncover clues that point to a mysterious burning of the Boy King's mummy.
The emergence of a fragment of the pharaoh's flesh provides a unique opportunity to crack this mystery, and brand new chemical tests lead Dr Naunton to a shocking conclusion: that King Tut's body spontaneously combusted due to a botched mummification.
This also provides a fresh clue to the greatest enigma of Ancient Egypt: what caused the young pharaoh's death?
Combined with new evidence of Tutankhamun leading the charge in Egypt's foreign wars, what emerges is a new image of this young ruler, and a tragic battlefield death.
Part of Channel 4's Secret History strand, which showcases the best in historical journalism.