Like the Dybbuk box, the supposed curse against anyone who disturbs the tomb of the boy-king Tut still seems to be powerful today, as a group of radiologists discovered.
Dr. Ashraf Selim and his team ran King Tut’s mummy through a CT scan in order to affirm that the cause of his death was a fatal injury that became infected, rather than a blow to the head, which would have suggested that Tut was murdered. While examining the mummy, the doctors did not escape Tut’s curse. Selim says, “While performing the CT scan of King Tut, we had several strange occurrences. The electricity suddenly went out, the CT scanner could not be started and a team member became ill. If we weren’t scientists, we might have become believers in the Curse of the Pharaohs.”