The curse of the Pharaoh

90 years ago the English archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Tutankhamun an Egyptian pharaoh. Carter was employed by Lord Carnarvon to supervise the excavations in the Kings Valley. After several time his excavation group found the steps to the tomb of  Tutankhamun. After breaking the seals of the burial chamber he surprised what he saw. Later he wrote this words:

At first I could see nothing, the hot air escaping from the chamber causing the candle flame to flicker, but presently, as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the rooms emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold – everywhere the glint of gold.

It was sensational, because most of the tombs were robbed in former times. And now the mystery begins – it is known as the curse of the pharaoh.

At the day, they opened the burial chamber Horard Carters bird was bitten by a cobra. For the Egyptian workers a bird is a lucky symbol and a cobra was the symbol of the pharaoh. A couple of month later Lord Carnarvon was stung by a mosquito in Cairo. While using a razorblade for shaving he cut the stitch and first got infected and later he got pneumonia. In his febrile delirium he shouted many times ‘A bird is scratching my face’ and then he died. Exactly at the time he died all the lights went out in Cairo and his dog far away in England started to howl and fell dead to the ground.

Nice story but I don’t believe in any kind of curses. So have a nice weekend and enjoy everything. Cheers
Gun Club – Run through the jungle


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