The death of Lord Carnarvon meant Howard Carter had to deal with an increasingly tense political situation. This caused a ten-year delay to the mission to clear the discovered tomb.
Christopher Frayling investigates speculation that a curse placed on Tutankhamun's tomb caused the deaths of Lord Carnarvon and eight other people.
Christopher Frayling highlights the need to protect eroding Ancient Egyptian treasures. He recalls the 1968 opening of King Tut's coffin before discussing Islamic politics with Edward Said.