The ancient Egyptian pharaoh whose grave is widely said to carry a curse against whoever disturbs it? Tutankhamun or King Tut, as he’s more commonly known. No one really knows for sure whether the rumors of a curse are true, but many people believe that an Egyptian priest named Ay has cursed those who would break into the tomb and disturb his final resting place.whose grave is widely said to carry a curse against whoever disturbs it?
The ancient Egyptians believed that the act of breaking into a tomb was an offense against the gods. The reason for this is because they thought that once you were buried, your ka (life force) resided in your grave and if someone broke into it they would have to face Anubis, who might be angry at them. They also thought that something bad could happen to you when you died so people carried charms with their names on them as protection from evil spirits.
It’s said he can bring about death or disease upon those whose graves are disturbed- but his wrath isn’t reserved just for humans; animals found near his resting place will die within three days unless protected by magic spells or amulets inscribed with hieroglyphics.
The talismanic images on the walls and ceilings of his burial chamber are thought to have a protective function, while those whose names appear in one of the 99 spells inscribed at its entrance were destined to live long lives as they had been “protected by Heaven.”
A few weeks ago, Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty announced that a team of archaeologists had discovered what they believe to be the tomb of King Tutankhamun. The discovery was made by using ground penetrating radar and thermal imaging technology in an area where other structures were detected according to El-Damarti’s announcement.
The idea behind these technologies is that they can detect objects underground without having to dig into them or disturb their surface too much; this may have implications for preservation as well as archaeological research down the line.
However, while Egyptologists receive funding from National Geographic Society and European Research Council (ERC), some question whether it’s ethical for such valuable archeological findings to be
subjected to new technologies whose ultimate goal is profiting from the tourist industry.
Several archaeologists have expressed their concern about how this development will affect future archeological research in Egypt, which has been difficult enough as it is due to the large amounts of tourism and looting that occur there every year.
In response to these concerns, National Geographic wrote in a statement that they will not make any claims about the curse until evidence of it is found and published by an established institution.
The project’s researchers also clarified their intent by stating: “We are not seeking to prove or disprove anything; we do not want to pander to sensationalism, but rather present what archaeology can establish with certainty.”
National Geographic Society has no plans for commercializing this site now or in the future.
As you may know, King Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered on November 26th 1922 when Howard Carter uncovered his burial chamber at Thebes after years of fruitless searching. It contained many wonderful treasures including over 100,000 priceless gems and jewelry.
The curse is widely said to be a myth with no evidence of its existence found or any indication that it might exist in the future.
Despite this though, some people still believe in the curse as if they think it has power due to what was written about King Tutankhamun’s death on ancient Egyptian papyri which stated he would return from the dead when his tomb was opened for all eternity to wreak vengeance upon those who disturbed him and steal their souls.
This document also states that “he whose name shall be struck out shall perish”. This means anyone whose name appears on the list will die after they open up and disturb Pharaoh Tut’s grave even just once
Is there any truth to the belief that King Tut’s tomb carries a curse? We may never know for sure, but many people believe that Ay has cursed those who would break into his final resting place. This story of an ancient Egyptian priest cursing anyone who disturbs his grave is one of several legends about curses on tombs and mummies in Egypt. If you’re considering visiting the Giza pyramids or Cairo Museum anytime soon, it might be wise to think twice before breaking into a pyramid (or even touching anything), just in case these rumors are true!