The historians believe that Tutankhamun is the youngest pharaoh of ancient Egypt. But besides that, the common people believe that his tomb was the most cursed pharaoh that has ever existed. Even, the history and the current incidents prove that the curse is still active. When the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered, there was a large team of archeologists. 10 people were in the lead role of the project. Surprisingly, 9 people, died as the tomb was discovered. Only one person survived for telling the story. So, let’s check out who had the bad lucks and who had the worst luck to survive.
Earl Of Carnarvon: The Leader Of The Tutankhamun Expedition
George Herbert was the 5th earl of Carnarvon. He was the person who first proposed to finance the excavation. Besides that, he was the first person to die upon the curse. Surprisingly, it was the bite of a mosquito only.
Howard Carter: Discoverer Of Tutankhamun Tomb
This guy was a sturdy man. He had never felt ill of no matter how much fiery was the disaster. But the scenario changed after he had discovered the tomb. He succumbed to death by the bite of a beetle. He had passed away in Egypt. Surprisingly, his dog as well died suddenly in London at the time Howard Carter died.
Sir Bruce Ingham
A close friend of Howard passed away too. He had done the sin of accepting a paperweight from his friend. A curse was inscribed on the paperweight. Ingham’s death was not the only result. His house was burnt of fire as he had got the present. When he tried to rebuild it, flood had hit the house.
George And Aubrey
George Jay Gould and Aubrey Herbert were two other members of this expedition. George was another financer of the project. He died of pneumonia. On the other hand, Aubrey Herbert was the half-brother of Lord Carnarvon. He died after 5 months of his brother’s death while suffering a lot.
Hugh Evelyn-White And Aaron: The Two Historians About Tutankhamun
The first one was a British archeologist who helped to excavate the site. She committed suicide and told about the curse in her suicide note. On the other hand, the latter was an American Egyptologist. He burnt in a fire to save the manuscript of his book: The Egyptian Book Of The Dead.
Richard Bethell And Sir Archibald
The former one was the secretary of Lord Carnarvon. He entered the tomb right after Carter. Since then, the curse befell on him. He died within one year of the expedition and the tragic deaths of other members. Sir Archibald helped the team to X-ray the mummy and he got his prize within three days. Needless to say, it was: Death.
James Henry Breasted
Breasted was another famous Egyptologist of the contemporary time. He was helping Howard Carter in discovering the tomb. He had the worse curse than the other 9 members. He survived the curse for 13 years (mark the count! Unlucky 13!) after the expedition was done to tell the story to people.