Ancient Egypt

by Mandy Barrow

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 The Discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb for Kids Tutankhamen

What is the Mummy's Curse?

The rumour of an ancient curse didn't stop Howard Carter and his men from opening the tomb of King Tut.

Death Shall Come on Swift Wings To Him Who Disturbs the Peace of the King'
This was supposedly engraved on the exterior of King Tutankhamen's Tomb.

After the opening of Tut's tomb, many strange things occured afterwards:

  • A cobra (The sign of upper Egypt) came into Carters house and ate his pet canary
  • Vultures (The sigh of lower Egypt) circled around the archeologists all day.
  • Lord Canarvon became ill on his way to Cairo. He died only 2 weeks later of blood poisoning.
  • At the exact moment that Canarvon died, all the electricity in Cairo went out


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