Mythology of the Mummy Curse

“Death comes on wings to he who enters the tomb of a pharaoh.” Contrary to public belief, the above quote was not inscribed on the entrance to King Tutankhamens tomb. In 1923 British gothic novelist, Marie Corelli, sent a letter to The Times in London stating that she had an early Arabic book concerning the opening of Egyptian tombs. This book contained the curse, which was supposedly found on an anonymous tomb. Corelli went on, in her letter, to predict the death of the research team for breaching King Tuts tomb. Within days of receiving Corellis letter, Lord Carnarvon was dead. Within a few short years so was the rest of the expedition.

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