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:*:' 'The Curse of the Pharaohs :*:

LA MALDICION DE LOS FARAONES



The Curse of the Pharaohs

Any person entering with impure intentions in this tomb, agarraré him by the neck like a bird and will be judged by the Great God: That the croc in the water and the snake on earth are those who make any kind of Against this grave evil, because I have not done anything against him, and they will be judged by God!.


Deaths enigmatic, stigmas unexpected, unexplained accidents and suffering no limits for those who desecrated the tombs of the kings egipcios.Un total of 35 people linked to a mummy died strangely. One afternoon in 1929, the honorable Richard Bethell entered the exclusive Mayfair Club in London.
With a melancholy air walked up to his favorite chair in the reading room and began to read a newspaper. He was found dead half an hour later. Doctors could not explain the real cause of his death.

A few weeks later, his father, Lord Westbury, is throwing from a window of his apartment and died instantly. He left a curious note that Scotland Yard could never decipher: \ "I can not bear so many horrors ". The next morning, the funeral carriage carrying his body to the cemetery ran over and killed a child.

On those same days, the U.S. Evelyn Greely, forty years, Professor of History at the University of Chicago, drowned in the cold waters of Lake Michigan. You never knew if it was a suicide or an accident.
Apparently, this succession of inexplicable misfortune, which occurred almost simultaneously in different locations, were not linked to each other. However, a little delve into the personal history of each of the victims, came to a shocking conclusion: All of them had been linked, directly or indirectly to the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamón.

Indeed, Richard Bethell was private secretary of the archaeologist who discovered the mummy of the pharaoh. Bethell's father, Lord Westbury, suffered hallucinations after having heard the stories about her son's grave Tutankhamón. The eight year old boy run over by the coach funeral was the nephew of Alexander Scott, an official from the British Museum who worked on the recognition of the mummy of the pharaoh. As for Professor Greely, had just returned from a trip to Egypt, during which he had visited the tomb of Tutankhamón.

They all died in 1929. But misfortune came from much earlier, and continued for decades, paying a legend tragic, a sort of prophecy of the horror that took his epigone and his detractors, and that claimed a total of 35 victims. Matches ¿? ¿Trickery? ¿Lnsondables divine? Top-of ancient poisons?. Thousand and One hypothesis to explain risky were so many mysterious deaths. Until there was talk, more recently, of strange powers radioactive by priests of the ancient Egyptians, they used to protect the mummies of their eventual desecrated.

The truth is that even today the \ "Curse of the Mummy " continues to arouse controversy, by mobilizing research, feeding the imagination of laymen and profane. Not for nothing, the reputation of Tutankhamón is in inverse proportion to the significance of his reign, one of the shortest and safe in the Egyptian history. Reigned bit (between 1362 and 1353 before Christ) and died young, at 18. The true story of Tutankhamón is ultimately that of his mummy. And its curse.

It all started, really, with the arrival of a canary. In the fall of 1922, Howard Carter, English illustrator of 48 years, archaeologist and self officer of the Museum of Cairo, was returning. In Egypt on a boat from MarseIla. On landing in Alexandria, among his luggage, emphasized a cage with an intensely golden canary, which drew much attention: these birds are scarce in Egyptian soil, where they are considered exotic. As soon Carter installed in the cage, garden of his home in Luxor, residents neighbors, amazed, lost no time in assigning credentials benefactor to the Canaries. What honored with the nickname "Bird of good luck " and, indeed, very soon indeed a lucky underpinned this belief. On Nov. 4, 1922, at dusk, Carter discovered the much-coveted access to the tomb of Tutankhamón, company that was engaged with fervor since 1907. There were 16 years ago of strenuous efforts, sterile digs, deaf polemics, constant setbacks. Success at last had crowned so much hardship. Does the canary had brought him luck?.

The truth is that Carter, a few weeks ago, had been about to abandon forever the search for the tomb. Obstinate until the desperation, was playing its last cards. The millionaire English lord Carnarvon, who financed the work, had warned him that he was not willing to spend a single penny more in a company that, after 16 years, he only dislikes and had brought a considerable decline in its fortunes. This was said in his Highclere Castle, near London, before a Carter did not want to surrender. "In winter, is all I ask," he begged her reluctant to sponsor. So was the insistence by Carter, so many convenient their arguments on "The closeness of success", Carnarvon loosened. "One more year, agreed, but only one, mister Carter. If there are no results, always withdraw my support for the project. "

Euphoric, that evening Carter prepared his luggage for returning to Egypt, to continue excavations during the winter was approaching (In Egypt, the campaigns to reach archaeological suspending the sweltering summers and long). Implies that bought the canary in a bird market on the eve of Chelsea, "To brighten my morning in Luxor." Own a pet of hardened bachelor, neither more nor less, but whose future is not suspected of gravitation.

Widely disseminated in literature and film, what happened in those days in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, is closer to a fiction novel that of a scientific mission.

That November 4, 1922, after finding a first step carved into the rock, Carter and his men are convinced that there is a place and are still digging vigorously. Appears at a time and one more step. There are 16 in total, are descended up an opening sealed with a wooden door sealed with the name of Tutankhamón. Carter controls its momentum to tear down the door and ordered stone urgently wall all the steps. It leaves in place a handful of armed guards, runs until Luxor and telegraph your sponsor Carnarvon: "Wonderful discovery in the valley. Tomb with seals intact. I went back to the cover while waiting for their arrival. Congratulations. " The next morning, comes the reply from London: "I leave immediately for Egypt. Arrive 20. Lord Carnarvon, "

On November 25, Carnarvon and Carter down the sixteen steps, demolished and sealed the door discovered the richest funerary treasure ever discovered: the underground hall was packed with objects of gold and precious stones. A second gate of days later led to the tomb itself, where was the sarcophagus containing the mummy of Tutankhamón. Before removing the mummy, the two explorers had worked two months carefully inventoried and photographed each of the 2250 objects they had encountered. Everything was intact, fabulously preserved after 3260 years.

In those days, a serpent paid was introduced in the House of Carter and devoured the golden canary. "Bad omen," said the peasants. According to them, the bird had led Carter to the tomb of the pharaoh and the latter, in retaliation for the desecration, he had ordered the charge to kill the bird. The natives now assumed that something terrible might happen.

The next morning, Lord Carnarvon was lifted by a very annoying swelling in his right cheek, the result of the bite of a mosquito in the day before. The small wound was infected and the few days the fever hit to Carnarvon. Moved to Cairo, her clinical symptoms worsened to the point that the April 5, 1923, at the age of 57 years and less than 20 weeks have found the tomb of a pharaoh, Carnarvon descended to his own grave. Officially, his death was attributed to a lobular pneumonia complicated by pleurisy. At the exact time of his death, the city of Cairo suffered a blackout that left her in the dark for long minutes. The prophecy of the peasants could not have obtained better credit. The legend of the curse of the mummy could not have better start.

One year after the death of Carnarvon, Professor JS Mardrus, a renowned French Egyptologist, paid the theme of the curse by relying on a serious episode of plague occurred in the Upper Egypt and the deaths of four people linked directly to the grave of Tutankhamón. For Mardrus, this tomb contained, inviolable, "All things that priests and teachers of funeral ceremonies could be placed against the layman." According to him, curses like they had punished looters of ancient tombs. In the case of the tomb of Tutankhamón, gave a very particular circumstance: it was the first tomb of a pharaoh inviolate, found and explored in modern times.

The theory of Madrus soon be refuted by other scientists of the time. Suggestively, one of them, H.G. Evelyn White, a professor at the University of Leeds, killed himself a few months. Two years later, died unexpectedly two other critics of the curse: Georges Benedito, an expert Egyptologist from the Louvre Museum and Paul cassanova the Collège de France. Both had conducted numerous excavations in the Valley of the Kings, near the tomb of Tutankhamón.

By 1929 there were eleven people deaths in bizarre circumstances, all related to the mummy of the pharaoh. In 1935, the dead totaled 21. That same year, Howard Carter himself who died in 1939, never spare a disease contracted after completing work on the tomb, in 1932 - was forced to argue that "The rumors of a curse Tutankhamón are an invention defamatory."

The advocates of the curse, however, did not surrender. Arguing that long before the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhaón, other mummies had "avenged" their desecrated, recalled the case of Khapah Amon, a high priest whose mummy was discovered in 1879. In the lid of the sarcophagus, an inscription read: "The charge that is on my head with flames of fire will avenge those who disturb my body. The intruder will be attacked by wild beasts, your body will have no tomb and his bones are washed by rain. " This was narrated the French Egyptologist Roger Garis, who added a significant information: the mummy of Amon Khapah had been bought by an English collector, Lord Harrington, who died shortly afterwards during a safari in the Sudan. Harrington was crushed by an elephant and his body abandoned in the place. When it tried to recover, heavy rains had erased all traces of their remains.

The memorioso also evoke the tragedy of the Titanic, which sank in the transatlantic crossing the North Atlantic on the night of ...


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