The Curse of King Tut's Tomb

Fact or Fiction?

The Mystery of Mummies

People have always been fascinated by the history of Ancient Egypt, especially the idea of pyramids, tombs, and mummies. Mummies-those creepy-looking dead bodies-what is the story? Do they have special powers? Can they cause you bad luck, or worse, DEATH?

Let's look at the story of one very famous mummy and the curse that won't go away--King Tut!

What's the story with the curse?

Science fiction or Science

Many people believe that you should never break into a mummy's tomb. There is a strong belief the anyone who disturbs the mummy of a pharaoh will be cursed. The curse is intended to scare grave robbers, but more importantly, to protect the sacred body. Egyptians believed you needed that body when you went to the "Next World."

Of course, there are some people who thing the curse is real, although many others think that science can explain anything associated with a 'curse."