Saturday, September 4, 2010

Follow Up: More Tut

Since most of the original notes, maps, and pictures from the excavation of King Tut's tomb are available online I decided to see what else is available.

National Geographic has a long history of pictures and writings about Tut. In 2005 National Geographic created a flash tour called Unravelling the Mysteries of King Tutankhamun and an article on how modern forensics are being used to look at his mummy. As interesting as these are they don't compare to being able to read At the Tomb of Tutankhamen and being able to look at the photographs they published back in 1923.

Of course the discovery of King Tut's tomb did create a cultural phenomenon. I'm not talking about the interest in Egyptology and archeology. I'm talking about the curse.

The curse was already being debunked back in 1934. If you want more details on the supposed curse, and if you are willing to risk investigating the curse yourself, there are one or two resources online to explore.

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