Mystery Explored: Egypt’s Lost King
Expedition Dates: March 30 - April 13, 2008


The 18th Dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten β€” father of Tutankhamen and husband of Nefertiti β€” was perhaps the most controversial pharaoh in history. He abandoned the old gods o Egypt and adopted monotheism. He abandoned the capital and built a new city in the desert to worship his new god, the Aten. I explored the family and the landscape of Akhenaten on a quest for clues to explain the actions of β€œthe heretic king.”

Sponsoring Institution: Discovery Channel

Experts involved:
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Supreme Council of Antiquities
Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Archaeologist
Dr. Barry Kemp, Archaeologist
Dr. Mohammed Fawzi Gabbalah, MD
Dr. Ashraf Selim, MD, Radiologist
Ms. Jackie Williamson, Egyptologist
Ms. Alwyn Burridge, Egyptologist
Ms. Melissa Zabecki, Bioarchaeologist

Locations Visited:
Cairo, Egypt
Amarna, Egypt
Minya, Egypt
Luxor, Egypt
Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, Cairo



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