Monday, October 09, 2006

Tutankhamun curse: curse: Fact or fiction?

"Press reports claimed a dire warning carved into the walls of Tut's tomb foretold the British lord's demise. In reality, no such warning existed. Indeed, very few curses have been found on ancient Egyptian tombs. Nevertheless, many believed the mummy's curse was magical, a metaphysical retribution for violating the sanctity of an ancient burial site.
Over time, however, some theorists put forward the idea that the mummy's curse had a scientific basis: Intentionally or not, the ancient Egyptians had placed pathogens in King Tut's tomb that would infect would-be grave robbers. Could there really be a scientific explanation?"
See the above page for the rest of the story.

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