The Curse Of King Tutankhamuns

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Imagine entering a dark corridor, lit only by the flashlights of the crew. Every step is filled with uncertainty, every passing moment seems to be an hour long. Just as all hope is about to fade, the towering walls and challenging obstacles wearing away all adrenaline that came with the tomb's discovery, a new chamber comes into sight. Inside, dazzling treasures amaze everyone who have stumbled upon it. Yet, with the discovery of precious artifacts came the overlooking of one very important detail: a curse that would plague all who dared to enter Tutankhamun's tomb. This was the curse of the pharaohs. Many believed that disturbing the king from his eternal rest would lead to consequences of misfortune, or even death. However, while the curse …show more content…
There are lots of rumors about the curse of the pharaohs based on different observations that people have made through the discovery of the tomb. In addition, many European archaeologists were interested in ancient Egyptian history during the 19th century. Moreover, after the discovery, lots of movies about mummies portrayed them as rich supernatural figures that cursed treasure hunters to end up with awful endings. Because of all of these unproved theories and ideas, there are still many fables that people believe to be true. For example, many people think that the archaeologists who discovered the tomb all lost their life within an average of 7 years. This rumor was developed because Howard Carter, who discovered that tomb in 1922, a few people who followed him, and Carter’s pet canary eventually lost their lives after their journey inside the tomb, and so these deaths became connected with the tomb. Not only this, but other archaeologists also died after they discovered the pharaoh's tomb. All of them had different reasons for their deaths, but all of those incidents, strung together by news reporters, made the headlines as one of the best article topics. The sponsor of the excavation, Lord Carnarvon, also died shortly, and people naturally connected it to the curse. It has also been rumored that a city-wide blackout within Cairo occurred the split second of his …show more content…
The discovery of the tomb was a great historical moment that not even the worst of curses could halt, much less a mythological one. Egypt, the pyramids, and all their splendor have educated the world about the history of pharaohs and the ancient civilization of the Nile through fascinating ways, including this very curse. While these legends may put some in awe, some even in fright, it hadn't stopped Carter's excavation crew nor countless of other explorers after that to enter and witness the magic of the tomb themselves, and fearless archeologists will continue to enter regardless of what curse is present. In fact, it has only added to the mystery, leaving numerous tourists and even historians spellbound. So, why not go visit that site in person, and see exactly why it has left so many entranced and intrigued for so

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