How an unsung photographer shot the Tutankhamun images that caused a global sensation.

Harry Burton’s images of the Tutankhamun excavation in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings created a worldwide sensation in the 1920s.

Who was this unsung hero of British photography? How did he create those extraordinary images?

This photography documentary unveils the secrets of Burton’s art, including the highly primitive equipment which produced the iconic pictures, and created a global craze for all things Egyptian.

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