Did King Tut’s tomb have a curse for those who opened and entered it?

Well, doesn’t it seem pretty suspicious that, of all the people who opened King Tut’s tomb in 1922, not a single one of them is still alive?

Seriously, though. The press in the 1920s made a big deal of a supposed “mummy’s curse,” claiming that it had taken 21 victims by 1935.

However, in order to come up with that figure, they had to add in a whole lot of people who had nothing to do with the tomb.

Journalists added in relatives, acquaintances, employees, or even (in one case) a relative of an employee to give credence to the alleged curse.

Considering the ever-widening pool of friends, relatives, and acquaintances, it’s actually surprising that there weren’t more.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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