posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 06:33 AM
What will film directors do now? Researcher Mark Nelson of Monash University in Australia has finally killed off the "curse of the pharaoh" with
research into just how long those individuals who were present at the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb actually survived.
Professional Egyptologists will perhaps be the least surprised to hear that Dr Nelson, who published his research in the British Medical Journal,
found no evidence for (the curse's) existence. For the record, the average age on death of the 25 'westerners' present at the opening of the tomb
was 70 years old.
The BBC site couldnt resist a link to a story of how the curse struck a presentation of "The Mummy Returns" when the projection room of the
Edinburgh cinema in which it was showing caught fire!
Dont blame me if your screen locks!