Wednesday, 5 November 2014

King Tut's Tomb.

Yesterday, November 4th was the anniversary of the discovery of the entrance to King Tutankhamen's Tomb in 1922. It was one of the most important finds in Egyptian archaeology in recent times and Howard Carter's team gained fame and respect from many circles in education, artifacts and history.

Documented weird issues surround this event, most commonly the 'curse' that appears to have followed the members of the team who first opened the tomb, even when they returned home to other countries. Allegedly, a curse is cast upon any person who disturbs the mummy of a pharaoh, and there seems to be some truth in it...or a series of massive coincidences. Many of the party met a slightly suspicious end, the first of which was Lord Carnarvon who died just 6 weeks after the opening of the tomb, he had been bitten by a mosquito and accidentally cut the wound whilst shaving, he succumbed to an infection and died 2 weeks after.

There is lots of information on the web about these events, and they are well worth a read!