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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: curse of king tut Reply with quote

i need help on the curse of king tut and i cant find any info!!! Sad could someone help me? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The curse of Tutankhamen was just a ploy by a newspaper-man covering the excavation of Tut's tomb. He was trying to get an interesting "angle" to sell more papers. It suceeded, with amazing results!
There was supposedly a papyrus found in the tomb that said "death comes on swift wings to those who violate this tomb." There were NO papyrus found in the tomb, there was NO insciption of a curse there.
After the excavation, any death of a person even remotely associated with the dig (his brother's sister's aunt's son-in-law was in the tomb) was claimed to be the result of a curse.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not to say that there aren't Egyptian curses. I once translated the lintels from the Tomb of Meni, which reads:

"Words spoken by the elder of the house of Meni: 'A Crocodile against him in the water. A snake against him on land to He who does things against that
same one (I didn't fully understand this sentence!). At no time did I do anything against him. It is God who will weigh the truths (i.e judge)."

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's true that there ARE curses in many tombs--I recall Hawass reading one that was on a tomb in Sakkara in a TV special.
But the curse from Tut's tomb just did not exist.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you ever so! Twisted Evil
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