Shortly after the king's death, the Second Doctor materialised the TARDIS inside Tut's tomb. Within a few minutes, the TARDIS crew heard the sound of approaching bandits. Ben Jackson, who bore a striking resemblance to the dead king, donned his mask and confronted the robbers, wailing like a ghost. They fled, creating a rockslide in their haste that sealed the tomb, which lay mostly intact until 1923, when it was discovered by Howard Carter (PROSE: The King of Golden Death) and the Doctor. (AUDIO: The Movellan Grave)
The next summer the 3000 years-old tomb of Prim was discovered in Lower Mesopotamia. (AUDIO: The Boundless Sea) In 1926, the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb led to an increase in archaeological expeditions in Egypt. One archaeologist said that Tutankhamun was nothing compared to his discovery of a tomb that held Styx. (COMIC: The Gods Walk Among Us)
Behind the scenes Edit
- The King of Golden Death (1967) refers to him as "Tut-Ankh-Amen", a hyphenated spelling which has fallen somewhat out of favour. The Gods Walk Among Us (1981) uses the "Tutankhamun" spelling.
- Although it goes unreferenced, Akhenaten was his father and Nefertiti was his stepmother.
- In the real world, the tomb itself was found already in 1922, but the burial chamber was opened only in 1923. Most probably, the date in the story refers to the second of these events.