What Marie Corelli said about the Curse of King Tut
"I cannot but think some risks are run by breaking into the last rest of a king in Egypt whose tomb is specially and solemnly guarded, and robbing him of his possessions. According to a rare book I possess ... entitled The Egyptian History of the Pyramids [an ancient Arabic text]... the most dire punishment follows any rash intruder into a sealed tomb. The book names 'secret poisons enclosed in boxes in such wise that those who touch them shall not know how they come to suffer'. That is why I ask, Was it a mosquito bite that has so seriously infected Lord Carnarvon?"
But Marie Corelli was wrong. Theso-called 'Curse of the Pharaohs' was in fact based on an Arabic text. And it was not inscribed on the tomb of King Tut. Never-the-less her claims were believed by many people.
The Curse of King Tut - Short Biography of Marie Corelli
Marie Corelli & the Curse of King Tut