Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stolen carvings returned to Egypt due to "curse"

7 Days

I nearly relegated this to the Trivia slot, but I thought that the return of the antiquities was worth posting about, even if the reason for the return of the itmes was somewhat irritiating.

A German man has returned several stolen pharaonic carvings to Egypt in the hope that his stepfather's soul can now rest in peace after he was reportedly struck down by the curse of the pharaohs.

The man went to the Egyptian embassy in Berlin last week and handed over an envelope containing carvings his stepfather had taken from a tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in 2004, the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Cairo said.

The man said that on his stepfather's return, he was struck down by the legendary curse of the pharaohs - inexplicable fatigue, fever, paralysis and cancer followed by death.

Also reported on CNN and Yahoo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

To comment on the Egyptian curse article, it reminds me of a book I read a couple of years ago by the author Derek Prince. The title is "Blessing or Curse,You can choose." Sheds some light on generational curses as well as blessings. Worthy reading to me. Explains some reasons and answers questions regarding the blessed and cursed.
Sincerely, Alcadio C., San Antonio,TX