British historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes is filming a television show on location in Egypt. She stands poised before an elegant chest with Egyptian antiquities expert Dr. Essa Zidan. But this is no ordinary box: it has come from the 3,300-year-old tomb of Tutankhamun – and has never been opened in front of a film crew. Turning to Zidan, Hughes then asks if she can remove the lid, and, astonishingly, the doctor agrees to let her. But what the curious pair find inside is entirely unexpected.