AN ARCHAEOLOGIST was left terrified after the mummy he apparently “disturbed” came back to haunt him in his dreams.
The curse of the pharaohs is an alleged spell said to be cast upon any person who disturbs the mummy of a powerful Egyptian.
This curse, which apparently does not differentiate between thieves and archaeologists, is said to cause bad luck, illness or even death.
Since the mid-20th century, many historians have argued the curse is real, due to the unexplainable circumstances that occur after the ancient coffin is opened.
Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs, who claims to have discovered the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya and experienced the curse first-hand.
The huge burial site in the Western Desert has since been uncovered to be home to more than 10,000 mummies.