Secrets of the Dead
The television program Secrets of the Dead explored the life of King Tut and why his tomb had gone undiscovered for so long.
All the other kings’ and queens’ tombs had been stripped of their valuables eons ago, but Tut remained with all his gold.
The answer was in the weather. Evidently there had been a break-in early on, and the grave robbers caught and executed, with the tomb re sealed.
Very soon after, the valley was subjected to a flash flood, and the immediate drying of the sediment made it as hard as concrete, so discouraged any exploration.
Years went by and this young ruler was forgotten, especially since his successor had his name removed from all the public walls and monuments.
It is wonderful what a thirst for power will do to rulers, and how they strive to preserve their version of history. We only know how King Tut died from the high tech ex rays of his bones, which showed that he was run over by a war chariot, and suffered massive internal damage. His heart and stomach did not get preserved in the canopic jars so that we could see the state of the tissues.
This destruction of the internal organs played into the belief that he was doomed in the afterlife, because he had no heart to weigh on the balance of judgment.
He was supposed to be buried in the great pyramids, as they were built for the pharaohs to insure their happy life after death. The religion at the time required this, but since the grave robbers got to the spoils early on, we have no evidence that providing goods for the use of a deceased person would be any benefit.
Now, the religion of the ancient Egyptians has been buried along with the mummies, and no one gives a great smiling Emoji poop.