The Ancient Egyptians are one of the most fascinating people to have ever lived. To this day, much of their technology is unrivaled, even by the biggest feats of modern engineering, and their complex society has presented us with more questions than we are ever likely to answer. In fact, little is known about their Northern Kingdom situated in the Aleppo area of Syria.

That being said, the Ancient Egyptians left us with many well-preserved artifacts which have allowed us to piece together a lot of about who they were as a society, and one thing which has remained a source of continual fascination is their treatment of their dead, which involved elaborate funerary practices to ensure their immortality – especially among the elite.

The most famous example of these practices was found in 1922 with the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. The young prince’s final resting place remains the best preserved of all the tombs in the Valley of Kings, but it, unfortunately, has gained notoriety because of the supposed curse which befell many of those who entered, resulting in a number of untimely deaths.

These deaths were attributed to what became known as the curse of the pharaohs. It promises misfortune to anyone who disturbs the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian person, in particular, a pharaoh. But despite this alleged danger, archeologists recently decided to open a 2,000-year-old sarcophagus in a tomb.

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