Curse of the Pharaohs: My Adventures with Mummies

Zahi A. Hawass, Author National Geographic Society $19.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-7922-6665-5
Written by a lifelong Egyptologist, Curse of the Pharaohs: My Adventures with Mummies by Zahi Hawass delineates and attempts to debunk the alleged curses attached to the entering of the pharaohs' tombs. Hawass has had mysterious experiences of his own, in connection with their excavation-the deaths of three of his relatives each coincided with his transporting artifacts from tombs to a museum. Still, he claims, ""The dearest wish of the ancient Egyptian was to have his or her name live forever. Tutankhamun... would likely be grateful rather than angry that his tomb was discovered.""
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004
Release date: 05/01/2004
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