Episode 38 - Curse of the Pharaohs

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In late 1922, British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of the King Tutankhamun who died at the age of approximately 18 years old in 1323 BC. This discovery created folklore that flew around the world about curses that befall anyone who intruded on a sealed Egyptian tomb. The press further sensationalized this by releasing stories like The Times in London and New York World Magazine that speculated that…and I quote…”the most dire punishment follows any rash intruder into a sealed tomb.”

As the years passed, the curse of the Pharaohs has become deeply embedded into our culture through numerous books, movies, and tv shows. But is it real? Is there an actual curse of the pharaohs?

Welcome to episode 38…Curse of the Pharaohs.

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