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The Curse of the Pharaohs: Truth, Myth or Microbiology?

The Curse of Pharaohs that made headline in the 70's and 80's may be microbiology-related in origin. Scientists are starting to believe in the curse --or at least in an explanation for why the series of curse-like coincidences could have happened.

Here’s a recipe for a curse: Take one coffin filled with human remains. Add in enough food and drink to sustain a person in the afterlife. Bury it in a tomb and let it sit for several thousand years. The result? Deadly, toxic mold and bacteria.
 
 

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