‘This is complicated, you’re the daughter of an earl,’ muses Howard Carter (Max Irons), as he draws ever closer to the impulsive and beautiful Lady Evelyn (Amy Wren)

But can the pair continue to hide their feelings for each other from Lady Evelyn’s father, Lord Carnarvon (Sam Neill)? Carter’s moment of destiny, meanwhile is nearing as he continues to dig for the Boy King’s tomb.

A journalist from the Times, sensing the story of the century, arrives at the dig and asks Carter for an interview, but the archaeologist initially fails to sense his worth.

The romance between Carter and Evelyn is a nice sideshow, but the real excitement here is the tomb itself waiting to be discovered.