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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 9:30 am 
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I have recently read today that there is NO such thing as "the mummies curse" assosiated with king Tut!!! Is this really true?? To get the full story go to Yahoo and the story is located under news.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 12:54 pm 
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It's just supersition. Because the Egyptians believed in "spells"/prayers to thier gods, people thought it was curses and started thinking things like that. I think that people like that are just insecure, or maybe have anxiety disorder and need something to blame. (no offence to those who do believe that.)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:53 pm 
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And I was thinking... If the Egyptians always talked about death and they thought it was a better place, then why would they curse people who entered the tombs? Then if they died they'd be in a better place, too, right?

Btu then I guess you had to be mummified to be in the Afterlife, anyways.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 2:08 pm 
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I thought that they only ment for the curses to be for the people who opened the tombs, like tomb robbers. Not for the people laid to rest in the tombs. Maby I am wrong though.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 3:00 pm 
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Well, I believe that it was another misunderstanding of the Romans.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:28 pm 
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i agree that it was a big misunderstanding because why would they want to "curse" the people in the tombs. but i can understand why people thoguht that it was a curse on the poeple who robbed the tombs or opened them. but i think that they weren't curses and just spells to protect them and etc.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2002 8:20 pm 
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I believe the Egyptians warned the Romans not to disturb the tombs thinking that Anubis or some other god would get angry. In a book I read, it said that the Egyptians thought that spirits called kefts would steal the grave robbers' souls and send the body back dumb and blind. (dumb meaning mute.) The dimwitted Romans might have thought of that as some kind of curse. (no offenve to Italians, but the Romans were mainly a war-type, not like the Greeks/Athenians.)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 10:43 am 
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i think that the "curse" wasjust something they put on there because they wanted to keep the pharaoh safe and make sure he/she got to the afterlife safe adn with all of her/his things that were placed in the tomb.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 2:50 pm 
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Yeah. Wasn't there something there that was a statue or something that helped the pharoah see grave robbers and summon the kefts? It wasn't the eye on the side of the tomb box thingy. (I can't for the life of me remember its name.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2002 6:50 pm 
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It's magic bricks. They placed them at the corners of the room. It was a mud brick with a statuette on top. When the brick was made they placed a special emblem in each one. The one to the West had a faience djed-pillar, the one to the East had an unfired clay figure of Anubis, to the South a reed with a wick, resembling a torch, and to the North a Shabti-like fugure. The bricks were inscribed with excerpts from chapter 151 of the Book of the Dead, which desribed the role they played in protecting the deceased one against enimies of Osiris. Their positions provided protection from any direction.

For more information on what each little amulet meant, read "Ancient Egypt" by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin. It's pretty good. That's where I got the above information from.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 10:00 am 
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Ah. That's what the statues were caslled. But I can't remember the tomb box thingy's name. Oh, well. It'll come to me.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2003 8:35 pm 
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yeah, the curse doesn't exist...but it does make you think...how were all the deaths and so on just coincendence?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2003 7:54 am 
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Well, Lord Carnivon (I think that's his name) had health problems before. It must have been the climate or something. And, I think the press embelished the part of where the canary suddenly died. The press would do anything to get a good story.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2003 8:33 am 
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Yeah, that's true...but the story of the curse is pretty convincing to some people, especially with those unexplained incidents in it.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 2:45 pm 
So many people in my class are convinced that there is such thing as a curse on Kind Tut. Do you think it is true?


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