For the first time, National Geographic Channel and Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, use a CT scan machine that can go inside these two mummies to get scientific evidence that will establish whether either could be Nefertiti — and if not, who they may be. In this one-hour special, Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty documents the high-tech forensic investigation conducted by an international team dedicated to resolving the fate of the famed queen.
In the city of Amarna, there lived Egypt’s most famous royal spouse, Nefertiti, and her beloved husband, Akhenaten, the pharaoh. They were revolutionary leaders, reinventing Egyptian religion and building a new capital city to honour the sun god. Also present at this time were Akhenaten’s secondary wife, Kiya, who many scholars believe was the mother of King Tut, as well as Akhenaten’s mother, the powerful Queen Tiye. It was a tangled set of relationships that would result in the birth of the legendary King Tut and the eventual disappearance of all the other key players. What happened to members of Tut’s royal family, the lost dynasty of Amarna?