Poisonous sarcophagus of Tutankhamun: how the members of Howard Carter’s expedition died

(ORDO NEWS) — Host of the program “Eurasia. Let’s learn together” on the TV channel “MIR 24” Pavel Dikan told the details of the mysterious death of archaeologists who were excavating the tombs of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

On February 16, 1923, they began to open the door that led to the burial chamber of Tutankhamen. However, scientists at the very last moment suspected something was wrong.

“At that moment, we lost all desire to open these seals, for we suddenly felt that we were invading forbidden possessions; this oppressive feeling was further intensified by the linen covers that fell from the inner ark.

It seemed to us that the ghost of the deceased pharaoh appeared before us and we should bow before him, ”said archaeologist Howard Carter.

It is said that archaeologists blinded by gold did not immediately notice the signs with the inscription “The needles of death will pierce the one who disturbs the rest of the pharaoh.”

When Howard Carter first opened the tomb, he was blinded by the glitter of gold. Many diggers – most often Arab workers – did not live to see the end of the work.

The mold attacked the lungs and acted like a virus. The same applies to members of Howard Carter’s expedition. Many participants ended their lives sadly.

Supporters of the version of the curse spoke of the sudden and mysterious death of the pharaoh himself, who died at the age of 19, allegedly falling from a horse.

The tomb itself was in chaos. In the pantry, in which various belongings were stored, things were simply piled one on top of the other.

Why this happened is still a mystery. Perhaps robbers visited the tomb. Maybe something scared the thieves away. Maybe the very curse of the pharaoh.

One study found that of the 58 people present at the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb and sarcophagus, only eight died in the subsequent 10 years.

The Egyptians left poisons that retained their properties for thousands of years.

Of course, it is fantastic to believe that the spirit of the pharaoh’s death can kill someone, but it is impossible to ignore all the deaths that led to the discovery of Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus.

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