The discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb
The British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon have spent many years and a lot of money looking for a grave in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings of which they were not sure if it still existed.But on November 4, 1922, they found it. Carter had not only discovered an unknown ancient Egyptian tomb, but one that had been lying almost undisturbed for over 3,000 years. What lay in King Tuts’ tomb amazed the world.
The rumors and excitement about the discovery became particularly acute when Lord Carnarvon suddenly fell ill with an infected mosquito bite on his cheek (he had accidentally aggravated it while shaving). On 5 April 1923, just one week after the bite, Lord Carnarvon died.
Carnarvon’s death gave rise to the idea that there was a curse associated with the tomb of King Tut.
died 4 months after opening the tomb. Interestingly, he died of a mosquito bite on his cheek and when he died, all the lights in his house mysteriously went out.
Death will come on swift wings to the one that disturbs the King’s peace,