Curse of King Tut's tomb turns 90 years old

Friday, April 5, 2013 - 15:30 in Paleontology & Archaeology

By Stephanie PappasLiveScienceHappy birthday, curse of Tutankhamun. The rumor that some mysterious force set out to kill the team who opened the tomb of the boy pharaoh turned 90 Friday.On April 5, 1923, Egyptologist Lord Carnarvon, the 57-year-old financial backer of the Tutankhamun search who opened the tomb along with Egyptologist Howard Carter, died of an infected mosquito bite he'd slashed op...

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