Following hot on the heels of Victoria, ITV's Tutankhamun hit our screens yesterday, taking viewers on a journey of discovery with archaeologist Howard Carter played by The White Queen's Max Irons.
In the first episode we meet Howard, it's 1905 and he joins forces with Lord Carnarvon, played by Peaky Blinders' Sam Neill - a wealthy aristocrat and well-known horse racer.
With Carter's instinct for discovery and Carnarvon's money, the duo team up and set about exploring the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, Egypt.
But how much do we really know about the two real life Englishmen who unearthed one of history's most significant findings.
Here's everything you need to know:
Who was Tutankhamun ?
Arguably one of the most famous pharaohs of all time, he is often referred to as the boy king because he was likely to have been around 8 or 9 when he inherited the throne. He is thought to have been the son of Akhenaten, commonly known as the 'heretic king'.
His father changed the religion of the country from Amun to Aten but when Tutankhamun came to the throne he restored the old religion.
Uncertainty surrounds his death with some historians speculating he was murdered whilst others think he died from illness.
Who was Howard Carter ?
The real Carter was born in Kensington, London in May 1874 and his father was Samuel Carter, a famous painter of the time.
He began his work in Egypt at the age of 17 in 1891 after his father found him a job as an artist for an archeaologist.
During his first few years in Egypt he worked on the excavation of Basi Hassan, the grave site of the princess of Middle Egypt, circa 2000 BC.
In 1907 he met Lord Carnarvon who was prepared to fund for his work as an archaeologist and the pair worked together for the next 17 years.
Who was Lord Carnarvon?
Born George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, he was an aristocrat and amateur archaeologist. He was born in Highclere Castle, the estate where period drama Downton Abbey was filmed.
Before becoming a financial backer for Howard, he was known as a racehorse owner and was a fan of automobiles but after an accident in Germany his doctor advised him to travel to warmer climates to better his health. Carnarvon travelled to Egypt and it was here his love affair with Egyptology began.
How did they meet?
Howard and Carnarvon were introduced by Gaston Maspero, an archaeologist who was the Director General of the Egyptian Department of Antiquities. It was around this period they agreed Carnarvon would become financier for Howard's expeditions.
For their first discovery they travelled to the West Bank of Luxor, and found the decorated tomb of Tetiky, an early 18th Dynasty mayor of Thebes.
Their following few years together were equally successful and they unearthed a series of private tombs and lost temples such as those of Queen Hatshepsut and Ramesses IV.
How did WWI affect their work?
Both Carter and Carnarvon were called on to fight for their country and their discovery work was halted until 1917, when Carter began working on the tombs again.
For years he did not find anything despite intensive searching and he and his team came close to giving up.
Finally in November 1922 Carter found Tutankhamen's tomb, it was fifteen years after the pair first met and became their biggest discovery to date.
What did they find inside the tomb?
After digging for a year it wasn't until 1923 that Howard first opened to the tomb. Inside he found masses of gold and treasure as well as the stone coffin of the boy king.
There were detailed ancient paintings on the walls as well as five rooms in the tomb, these included a treasury, burial chamber, annex, antechamber and two hidden rooms.
Howard and his team completed cataloguing the extensive finds in 1934, 12 years after finding the tomb.
The Tutankhamun Exhibition travels across museums across the country and has been shown in Japan, USA, France, Canada and West Germany.
It has many of the treasures which were found in the tomb by Carter and his team.