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Egypt: Mummy's curse strikes again

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posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 06:21 PM
hey is something interesting...and its a breaking news..

link to a full article

Remember the stories about the pieces stolen from Cairo Museum during the revolt against President Mubarak? Apparently, like so much you read in the bought media, things turned out rather different. Several museums were targeted. In one, the looters ended up stricken with the Mummy's Curse, thrashing on the floor speaking in tongues...
In his article "Did 'mummy's curse' kill Egyptian looters?"* US-based writer Terrence Aym claims that what really happened in the Cairo Museum that day was that rather than getting their hands on the country's ancient artefacts, the would-be robbers ended up being victims of the Mummy's Curse.

What happened to the thieves?

Their bodies were taken to Ain Shams University Hospital. Some experts speculate that they breathed in some ancient dust and got a brain infection, others label the illness which killed them "more mysterious". The Royal Curse?

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 06:25 PM
I thought the mummy had got Hawass when I read the title.

Thanks for info.

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 06:37 PM
good find
have a look Life-size statue of Tutenkhamun, on display in the British Museum in London


Could the Curse of the Pharoahs have
been a virus or poisonous fungus left in the tombs in order to infect the unwary?

Some historians believe that the Ancient
Egyptians placed poison inside the tombs to
gain vengeance on grave robbers. Scientists
have also advanced many theories in recent
years that suggest food placed inside the
tomb to help the dead body’s spiritual
journey may actually have helped the
breeding of microscopic spores which
entered the explorer’s lungs when they
opened the tomb. This highly volatile
fungus, which would have developed
uninhibited over 3000 years, then caused
terrible fever and fatigue in the bodies it

If a picture is worth a thousen words what can be said about this pic above.

sorry this post comes from the book 100 strangest mysteries. By Matt Lamy.
edit on 29-4-2011 by mkkkay because: credits

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 07:13 PM
I'm going to call hoax on this one.
The origin of the story isnt really anything other than a blog style article pretending to be a real news site, Helium, (but isnt).

The following quote...
"They rolled about on the floor thrashing like curs. It was truly
quite a remarkable sight," the 52-year-old museum guard said.

...was said to be told to the Cairo press, yet I cant find a single reference to it anywhere that doesnt come back to this Helium article.

Same with the name of the guard, "al-Hamad Genadry".

Same with the quote from "unnamed doctor"
"It may be an infection of the brain. We are checking that,"

Same with a quote from another mysterious unnamed doctor
"Many Muslims, Christians and Jews have forgotten the ancient gods, but those gods may still have unknown powers,"
And so on.

In fact, despite the article supposedly getting much of its information from "The Cairo Press". there is NOT ONE SINGLE THING in the article that can be sourced from anywhere else.

Edit - it may also be worth noting that the author spends a large amount of time writing "creative fiction".

edit on 29-4-2011 by alfa1 because: more content

posted on Apr, 29 2011 @ 07:32 PM
reply to post by romka71

Well, if, as reported in this article these thieves ripped the heads off of mummies and played football with them I'd say their deaths are no big loss. Instant karma or curse works for me.

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