The Curse of the Mummy’s Curse
With many old stories or myths there lies a kernel of truth at the center of the tale. The Mummy’s Curse contains a twisty little kernel.
Death was not the end as far as many were concerned, thus the elaborate spectacle of tombs and embalming and preserving the physical remains to ensure a comely afterlife. The extremely well-thought-out and constructed burial tombs reserved for the highest and mightiest were also very vulnerable to the lowly graverobbers. Until one particularly ingenious architect or worker thought up the idea of a ghastly curse that would befall anyone who dared to desecrate the grave. Dire tales of horrid retribution were built right into the stones.
Pshaw! Curses went out with werewolves and witchcraft, right? Just ask Howard Carter. Purportedly 11 deaths were attributed to the curse of the mummy’s tomb but nothing was proven. Who knows?
Death Shall Come on Swift Wings To Him Who Disturbs the Peace of the King…
Teachers, discuss the concept of the real or imagined with your students. Tell them about old movies with Peter Cushing and a guy in unraveling bandages. Talk mummy to them!