Curses
A curse (also called a jinx, hex or execration) is any expressed wish that some form of adversity or misfortune will befall or attach to some other entity—one or more persons, a place, or an object. I...
King Tut's dagger blade was made from a meteorite
King Tut's dagger blade was made from a meteorite.
King Tutankhamun Owned An Ancient 'Cosmic Dagger' That Came From Outer Space
The Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun was buried alongside a dagger made from the metal of a meteorite, archaeologists have revealed.
King Tut's dagger has an out-of-this-world origin
Researchers tease out the secrets of an iron dagger blade found wrapped up with Tutankhamun in the ancient boy king's sarcophagus.
8 Most Terrifying Cursed Objects in The World
Why anyone would keep a cursed object is beyond me, but here are 8 terrifying cursed objects that have either killed or brought misery to people and they STI...
Spanish Leak Reveals Hidden Chamber In Tutankhamun Tomb Is Full Of Treasures
The Tourism Minister of Egypt Hisham Zaazou may have slipped up during a recent visit to Spain when he revealed startling information about the investigations into a hidden chamber in Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun: Egypt Museum Staff Face Trial Over Botched Beard Job
Egyptian prosecutors are reported to have referred eight museum employees for trial over a botched reattachment of the beard on the burial mask of the pharaoh, Tutankhamun. It comes a year after offic...
Radar Scans In King Tut’s Tomb Suggest Hidden Chambers
After two nights of tests in the Valley of the Kings, new evidence reinforces the theory that undiscovered rooms may lie behind the painted walls. The results, announced Saturday morning at a news con...
1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color
In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carter had built a reputation for sc...
Infrared Scans Show Possible Hidden Chamber In King Tut’s Tomb
A survey of the tomb was conducted using infrared thermography, which measures temperature distributions on a surface. According to Mamdouh el-Damaty, the Minister of Antiquities, “the preliminary ana...
1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color
The greatest "unboxing" of the twentieth century. In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley ...
Long-Lost 'Secret Rooms' May Have Been Found In King Tut's Tomb
King Tut's tomb may be hiding a huge secret. Egyptian officials said on Monday there's evidence of two hidden chambers behind the tomb's famous painted walls -- and one expert believes those secret r...
Has Queen Nefertiti Been Found Behind Tutankhamun's Tomb?
Dr Nicholas Reeves, an English archaeologist at the University of Arizona, says he made the discovery after analysing high-resolution radar scans of the walls of Tutankhamun's grave. Almost 100 years ...
Ten Historical Curses
Human history is full of various curses – dating back to before biblical times. Curses are usually attributed to simple bad luck, but many doubt it.
Solved: The mystery of King Tutankhamun's death
It has taken thousands of years, but a combination of 21st-century forensic science and luck has finally revealed what happened to Tutankhamun – the world's most famous pharaoh.
Tutankhamun
The man who uncovered the greatest find of the century suffered a strange fate amidst unlikely events.
Curse tablet
A curse tablet or binding spell (Latin: tabella defixionis, defixio; Greek: κατάδεσμος katadesmos) is a type of curse found throughout the Greco-Roman world, in which someone would ask the god...
Sports-related curses
A sports-related curse is a superstitious belief in the effective action of some power or evil, that is used to explain the failures or misfortunes of specific sports teams, players, or even cities. T...
Second-term curse
The second-term curse is the perceived tendency of second terms of recent U.S. presidents to be less successful than their first terms. According to the "curse", the second terms of recent presidents ...
Hickory Hill (McLean, Virginia)
Hickory Hill is a large brick house in McLean, Virginia, in the United States, owned by a succession of notable public figures. Architectural historians, noting that an 1865 ordinance map of the area...
Glavendrup stone
The Glavendrup stone, designated as DR 209 by Rundata, is a runestone on the island of Funen in Denmark and dates from the early 10th century. It contains Denmark's longest runic inscription and ends ...
Björketorp Runestone
The Björketorp Runestone (DR 360 U) in Blekinge, Sweden, is part of a grave field which includes menhirs, both solitary and forming stone circles.It is one of the world's tallest runestones measuring ...
Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx
The Sports Illustrated cover jinx is an urban legend that states that individuals or teams who appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated magazine will subsequently be jinxed (experience bad luck)....
Curse of the ninth
The curse of the ninth is a superstition connected with the history of classical music. In essence, it is the belief that a "ninth symphony" is destined to be a composer's last; i.e. that they will be...
Murrain
Murrain /ˈmɜrɪn/ is an antiquated term for various infectious diseases affecting cattle and sheep. It literally means "death" and was used in medieval times to represent just that. Murrain did not ref...
Carr's
Carr's is the name of foodstuff and agricultural brands historically derived from founder Jonathan Dodgson Carr, but now owned and marketed by more than one separate company.
In 1831, Carr formed ...