pharaoh’s curse is believed to be a punishment from the ancient Egyptian gods on
the ones who annoy the eternal Rest of the pharaoh. The curse will cause illness,
bad luck, and even death to anyone who disturbs the eternal sleep of the mummy-like Thieves,
Tomb Raiders, and Archaeologists. The curse became very popular all
over the world after the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb in the
valley of the kings in 1922 by the famous Egyptologist “Howard Carter”
despite the fact that many tales about curses existed even dating back to the
19th century. The pharaoh’s curse is known to be a magical phenomenon but
many documentaries had argued that the curse could be real as all the illnesses
or bad misfortune could be caused by scientific substances like bacteria,
poisonous gas, or even radiation.
On the 4th of November in 1922, an expedition sponsored
by “Lord Carnarvon” led by archaeologist “Howard Carter” and his team
were able to find the resting place of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.
The discovery was covered by the global media and was able to grab the world’s attention
and lunch the modern era of Egyptology. Shortly after five months of the discovery,
the death of “Lord Carnarvon” occurred from blood poisoning, and a number
of the crew started to die in bizarre mysterious deaths. The famous author
“Sir Arthur Conan Doyle” suggests that “Lord Carnarvon’s” death caused
by mysterious “elements” created by the ancient Egyptian priests to guard
the tombs and their priceless belongings. His statements accompanied by
the weird supernatural deaths created a media frenzy all over the world.
Nowadays, science tells us that the enclosed chambers of the tombs can
harbor a dangerous amount of bacteria and gases that can harm or even
kill anyone who has a weak immune system, and out of the fifty-eight people
who went inside Tut’s tomb only eleven persons died even Howard carter
himself passed away at the age of 64 in 1939. But there was a huge number
of unfortunate and unexplained events that started happening like the electronic
equipment that began acting funny and most of the crew falling ill with mysterious diseases.
The curse was able to found its way in the modern era through thriller
and horror movies, comic books, video games, and fictional books.
Not everything in this world written in stone, you can choose to
believe whatever you want whether it’s the pharaoh’s magical work from
beyond the grave or it’s a just mere coincidence or its pure science and
let’s not forget that the mind has an unbelievable ability to twist reality into fiction or in this case a work of horror.