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The curse of the mummy began when many terrible events occurred after the discovery of King Tut's tomb. Legend has it that anyone who dared to open the tomb would suffer the wrath of the mummy. Because mummies have been associated with many magical powers throughout history, some of the mummies found from Egypt were ground into a fine powder and sold as this mystical mummy powder. It's believed the powder had magical healing powers and it wasn't until the discovery of King Tut and the hype of the media that things would change forever.
          The hype began when Lord Carnarvon, the person who funded the discovery of King Tut’s Tomb, died shortly after the discovery. The path to his death began in the spring of 1923 when he was bitten on the cheek by a mosquito. During his morning shaving routines, he further aggravated the mosquito bite. It soon became infected and Lord Carnarvon found himself ill. He suffered a high fever and chills. A doctor was sent to examine him but medical attention arrived too late and Lord Carnarvon died. At that exact moment the lights in Cairo mysteriously went out.
          Once Carnarvon died the media went wild with stories of his death. They claimed King Tut wanted vengeance and announced a mummy's curse, which targeted those who had entered the tomb. Not only did the death of Carnarvon get all the people in an uproar but other stories began to surface as well. Of the stories that surfaced, two remain prominent. One of the prominent stories is that a cobra killed Howard Carter's (explorer who discovered King Tut’s tomb) pet canary after the discovery of King Tut's tomb. The other story is that Lord Carnarvon's dog howled and dropped dead at two in the morning when Carnarvon died.
          What is interesting is that Howard Carter lived a decade after this major discovery. So what happened to Howard Carter during all this hype? Howard Carter spent his last years logging and recording every artifact found in the tomb. Why didn't he suffer the curse of the mummy? He was, after all, the first to enter the tomb.
          Did King Tut's Tomb really unleash a curse? New findings are showing that bacteria on the wall of the tomb might have been the cause of the curse. The bacteria would release spores into the air allowing it to be breathed. This in turn caused people who came into contact with these spores to become ill. Could this be what killed Lord Carnarvon? It appears that this could have contributed to his demise, as well as the fact that he was not in the best of health.
          Whether the mummy’s curse is fact or fiction, this story seems to interest people even today. The myth of the curse has remained with King Tut and continues to make people question as to whether the curse was really unleashed. What is known is that when you mix propaganda, facts, and hype you get a story that can be exciting. It all really boils down to one question. Do you believe in the curse of the mummy? We will leave that for you to decide.

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Name King Tutankhamen a name which means "the living image of Amen"

Place of Birth Malkata, a palace in the south of Egypt or Tell el Amarna


Family father, old Pharaoh Amenhotep III, mother, Queen Tiye, and older brother, Akhenhaten

Year of Birth 1347 B.C

Year of Death Around 1323 BC at the age of about 18

Height 5ft. 6in.

Incentive of reign His brother Akhenhaten believed in only one god, Aten, while the ancient Egyptians were polytheistic. He desecrated the temples of all other gods and banned the worships. The Egyptian empire fell apart because he was more interested in Aten than in the governing of Egypt. When he died, the Egyptians recommended the little boy at that time, Tutankhamen, who was a head opponent against his brother's work. Since king Tut was too young to reign ancient Egypt, the actual rulers were Ay and Horemheb

Exploitation Restored the traditional religion and art style

Year of throne 1333 B.C -- 1323 B.C

Wife Ankhsanpaaten, the late king's daughter and wife

Hobby and Talents Riding, archery, swimming, hunting relaxing with his numerous dos, playing senet, a Egyptian game

The real rulers Since Tutankhamen was too young for ruling Egypt, his uncle Ay and his advisor Hornheb actually ruled Egypt

Many archaeologists, scientists, Egyptian experts and Egyptologists have come up and debated on the mysterious king Tut's death with their own hypotheses with historical and archaeological evidences. They are still questioning each other how he died. Was it a natural death or was he murdered?

Some people say that the king may have died from a blow to the back of his head

Who killed the King? Was it Aye, the Tut's vizier and uncle who ascended to the throne after his death and married his wife? There is insufficient evidence that he is guilty. He was the high priest and was, moreover, the one who wrote Tutankhamen's negative confession.
Or was it Horenhab, the army officer who cooperated with Aye and became king after Aye? Horenhab usurped some of Tut's treasure and affixed his name to it.
Or was it either the king's own personal attendant or his cup-bearer who were the only people allowed to approach the back of the pharaoh and allowed to enter his bedroom without arousing suspicion as a part of their job while others could not easily approach the king's back?
28 years ago, an X-ray of Tut's mummy was taken by the anatomy annalist and a trauma specialist and they revealed that the king may have died from a blow to the back of his head while he was in his sleep. They said "The blow was to a protected area at the back of the head which you don't injure in an accident, someone had to sneak up from behind,"
X-rays also showed a thickening of a bone in the cranium which could occur only after a build-up of blood. This would indicate that the king might have been left bleeding for a long time before he actually died.
Other scientists suggest that the king was most probably hit on the back of his head-while asleep and that he lingered, maybe for as long as two months, before he died. On the other hand, there are also some people who suggested that this could not be the case because Tutankhamen had no enemies; on the contrary, he was loved by the priests and the population because he re-established the state religion of Amen-Re after the religious revolution under Akhenaton, and re-opened all temples. Moreover Aye and Horenhab would have had no reason to kill Tutankhamen because he was youth and did not hold authority.
Egyptologists and Travel Lovers' Committee (ATLC), an Egyptian non-profit organization carried out further research on the possible causes of his death. They revealed two pieces of literary evidence suggesting that Aye and Horenhab were innocent of Tutankhamen's document indicated that Aye was innocent of his murder. Also, on the pedestal of one of Horenhab's statues is a text in which he left a message to all Egyptians, indicating that he was not the man who committed the crime. He declared in writing that he was loyal to his king and carried out all his orders faithfully. He also warned any Egyptian who may read the text, told them never to trust them: "Egyptian brothers, don't ever forget what foreigners did to our King Tutankhamen", Horenhab wrote.

Some people say that the boy king may have died of a lung disease or even a brain tumor

This would explain the lump found on the back of his head

Some people say he was poisoned and it is now suggested that the blow to the back of the head might have happened after his death, during mummification

"His body might have been dropped on the floor and his head hit the flagstones; there is no trace of bleeding around the blow," say experts.

Some people suspect the personal attendant, Tutu (or Dudu)

Tutu (or Dudu), an official in the court of Amenhotep III, later that of his son Akhenaten, and, later still, Tutankhamen. He was not an Egyptian and a person of a somewhat un-savory character who caused friction in the royal household. One of the leaders of a vassal state in Tunib in Palestine reputedly used this man to divert the messages of the Egyptian contingents in the area, which caused problems.
Tutu who was responsible for the deaths of Akhenaton and Tutankhamen "because in the tomb of the latter, an object like a trotter was found on which graffiti invokes, 'go to the real killer and beat him and awake him from his death to confess and admit his crime so that the one who is now accused can be declared innocent." Since trotters were not, ritual objects in Ancient Egypt it is suggested that it belonged to outsiders. "Therefore, as Tutu was a foreigner, the priests used the trotter to indicate the nationality of the murderer." Mohamed El-Saghir, head of Upper Egyptian Antiquities, added to the mystery.

And others suspect his wife, Ankhespaton

She was the one who dispatched a message to the Syrian monarch asking him to send one of his sons to marry her following the death of her husband because she was without a son to take care of her. How did she know that his husband, Tut was going to die? She was involved in the scheme of the murder?


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