Movie mummies are known for riches and a nasty curse. However, Hollywood didn't invent the curse concept.
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Some suggested that the pharaoh's curse was biological in nature.
However, the idea that an underground tomb, after 3,000 years, would have some microorganism in it that would kill somebody weeks later is highly unlikely.
Nefertiti is a most recognised figure from ancient Egypt thanks to the 1912 discovery of her remarkable bust.
Cats feature in ancient Egyptian art. It reflects the cat's unique status among people who lived along the Nile River.
Cats were first seen as beneficial predators but later became symbols of divinity and protection. While ancient Egyptians did not worship animals, they did see them as representations of divine aspects of their gods.
Ancient Egypt has exerted power of influence on the world of learning for over two millennia.
The Greek historian Herodotus identified the pyramids at Giza as places of royal burial, but his works did not help 19th Century scholars in understanding ancient Egyptian writing. Greek and Roman writers could not read hieroglyphs either.
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