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With the world at war, Carter is forced to take a break from digging for Tutankhamun. And life in Egypt doesn’t return to normal when the war finally ends, as the country protests against continued British rule. Maggie returns but does Carter really love her? Or does he hold a flame for Carnarvon’s daughter, Evelyn?

Carter is thrilled to return to his dig, but with nothing to show for it, Carnarvon is beginning to lose faith in him. There’s lots of chemistry between Carter and Evelyn, with Sam Neill thoroughly entertaining as the jovial Carnarvon.