The Curse of King Tut
When Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon found Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, it’s said that “death comes on wings to he who enters the tomb of the pharaoh” was inscribed over the entrance. Shortly after, a mosquito bit Lord Carnarvon on his cheek. When he opened the cut while shaving, he got blood poisoning and died that evening in Cairo. His beloved dog is said to have howled and died at the exact moment back at his estate in England. In 1925, when Tutankhamen was unwrapped, he was found to have a wound on his left cheek in the exact spot where Lord Carnarvon was bitten by the mosquito that led to his death. By 1929, 11 people connected to the expedition died mysterious deaths. Ironically, Howard Carter – who led the expedition and entered the tomb first – lived a long, healthy life. He never believed in curses.