The “Curse of the Pharaohs” is a myth associated with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Archaeologists who discovered the tomb suffered strange and suspicious incidents, some of which led to their deaths.
Some people believe that this death was the result of a curse that was unleashed when they opened the tomb and disturbed the king of Pharaoh in his tomb.
Almost a hundred years after Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922, which reveals the death of Count Carnarvon, who funded the mission that discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Carnarvon’s death was considered the most notable of the deaths, which are said to have been the result of the curse of the pharaohs.
Carnarvon died from a mosquito bite he received while on the Nile only six months after the tomb was discovered and after being warned of the consequences of the discovery of the pharaoh’s tomb by novelist Mary Corelli two weeks earlier.
New statements by Fiona Herbert, a descendant of Lord Carnarvon, were made in a documentary called The Curse of the King Here on July 22, which outlines two strange events that took place immediately after Carnarvon’s death.
According to Herbert, the light went out in Cairo on the night of Carnarvon’s death, and Lord Carnarvon’s dog, Susie, also died after a frantic howl.
The documentary also told of the suicide of archaeologist Hugh Evelyn White, who hanged himself in 1924, leaving a note that was allegedly written in his blood.
Aaron Amber, an Egyptologist who was close to Carnarvon, died in 1926 in a fire in his home. And although there was enough time to escape, he threw himself into the fire to save the manuscript of the book he was working on, called The Book of the Dead.
The documentary also showed that on the morning of the first day Carter opened the tomb, a falcon was spotted above the excavation site. The narrator of the film explained that Egyptian workers consider it a bad omen.