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Curse of the Mummy

nationalgeographic.com

Mummies and the  "curse" concept

Movie mummies are known for riches and a nasty curse. However, Hollywood didn't invent the curse concept.

  • Egyptologist Dominic Montserrat believed that a lively stage show in which real Egyptian mummies were unwrapped inspired writers to pen tales of mummy reve...

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Some suggested that the pharaoh's curse was biological in nature.

  • Lab studies have shown some ancient mummies carried mold, including Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus, which can cause congestion or bleeding in the lungs.
  • Bacteria such as Pseudomonas and Staphy...

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