He put forward the theory that when ancient tombs were first opened the fresh air together with the general movement of people could have disturbed the spores which would have been blown into the air. The mold, or bacteria, could then have caused health problems particularly to people with a weak immune system.
Poisons and the Curse of King Tut - Mummies
Lord Carnarvon died of septicaemia (blood poisoning) after nicking a mosquito bite with his cut-throat razor. His immune system was so weak that he developed pneumonia which was the ultimate cause of his death. The above molds, or bacteria, can be particularly harmful for people with weakened immune systems such as Lord Carnarvon.
Poisons and the Curse of King Tut - Sarcophagus and Coffins
All of the above toxins can also cause symptoms similar to pneumonia and, in extreme cases, death can result
Poisons and the Curse of King Tut - Tomb Paintings
The above toxins can also cause symptoms similar to pneumonia.
Poisons and the Curse of King Tut - Atomic Radiation
`It is definitely possible that the ancient Egyptians use atomic radiation to protect their holy places. The floors of the tombs could have been covered with uranium. Or the graves could have been finished with radioactive rock. Rock containing both gold and uranium was mined in Egypt. Such radiation could kill a man today.'
Poisons and the Curse of King Tut