I am home rite now and am in the process of updating my Physical Evidence posts. But this news item from Reuters’ Oddly Enough caught my attention. Just thought about linking it rite here!
A German has handed a package containing part of a Pharaonic carving to Egypt’s embassy in Berlin, with a note saying that the ‘curse of the Pharaohs’ killed his stepfather for stealing it on a trip to Egypt in 2004. Seems like his stepfather upon arriving back to Germany suffered paralysis, nausea, fever, and ultimately cancer before breathing his last! The man felt obliged to return it to rectify the mistake done by his stepfather so that his soul can rest in peace!
I was very interested in Egyptology when i was in my school, and read a lot about the New Kingdom, but never followed the whole curse thing! It is a known fact that Lord Carnarvon, who financed the Tutankhamun expedition died shortly after his tomb was discovered. But that might be only a coincidence! I don’t believe in curses in general!
Anyway here’s the link from Reuters.