Origin: 7th Century Egypt
Description: The tombs of Ancient Egyptian kings are protected by a fatal curse.
It is thought that the Arab invaders of Egypt in the 7th Century were the first to fear this type of curse because the the paintings on the walls of Egyptian tombs indicated that mummies could return to life and seek revenge.
The most famous tale of a Mummy's Curse dates from the opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb in 1923, which spawned the legend that its discoverers all died in mysterious circumstances. But researchers have established that of the 26 people present at the opening of King Tut's tomb, just six were dead 10 years later.
Mummy in a Coffin
Note: These superstitions
were researched and written by Stuart Macfarlane (Website:
and Tom Metcalfe (Website:
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