Chilling letters warning of the curse of Tutankhamun
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:56 AM
The man who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, Howard Carter, was inundated with sinister letters warning him of 'the curse of the pharaohs', his newly released archives have revealed. The legend was fuelled at the the time by newspaper reports and famous contemporaries like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes, who believed the 'curse' was to blame for a number of mysterious deaths of those on Howard's team. Howard's descendents are now selling all his papers, photos, effects and other 'wonderful things' that have remained with the family.
The collection, which is valued at £150,000, also includes correspondence from believer's in the Pharaoh's infamous 'curse'. There are several letters from a Margit Labouchere, who stated in one: 'Tot ench Amon is not in his tomb... Nobody is allowed to open the coffin. Listen to your inward voice.' The archive has been kept by the family since Carter died in 1939 and now is going under the hammer at Bonhams auction house.
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