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Curse of the Pharaoh’s

There is many stories about history, how do we know if what we read is true or false? Many occasions throughout history can be debated whether it is fact or fiction. Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun is well a known fact. This essay will uncover the life and career of Mr. Howard Carter, the legacy of the boy King Tutankhamun, and the Curse of the Pharaoh’s. Lymphoma? Suffocation? Natural causes? Suicide? Who really knows what Howard Carter died of? Researchers say that Mr. Carter died of lymphoma after discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb. It is believed that the Egyptians put mold and other toxins into the tombs of the deceased. This method was to stop the “Grave Robbers” and make them ill and die shorty after opening the tomb. Howard Carter was born in Kensington, London on May 9th1874. He passed away on March 2nd1939 in his hometown. Carter was an Archeologist and an Egyptologst. Carter started his career in 1891, at the age of 17. He was sent to Egypt by the Egypt Exploration Fund to assist Percey Newbury in the Excavation and recording of Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan. Lord Carnarvon an English aristocrat from England went to Egypt for health reasons in 1905. He then became interested in Egyptian antiquities and decided to finance some money into archaeological work. Carnavon and Carter soon became partners in the discovery of Tutkanhamun's tomb. After both of these men passed away it raised question about the tomb and why two such healthy men died after discovering it. After the discovery of Mr. Carter's lymphoma everyone wanted to

know if it was the "Curse of the Pharaoh's" or was Mr. Carter living with the disease before his discovery? Lord Canarvon died a very mysterious death. Six weeks after the discovery of Tutkanhamun's tomb, he was supposedly bit by a fly and while was shaving he cut it and became infected. When he died he had a trace of malaria in his DNA. His death to this day is still considered one of the...
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