But unearthing the treasures may have been a
dangerous move—soon after the Tut discovery was announced, rumors about a
curse on his tomb's defilers began to circulate. They weren't taken
seriously—until Lord Carnarvon came down with a mysterious fever and died.
The curse gained credibility when word came from Lord Carnarvon's home in
England at 1:50 a.m.-the exact moment of Lord Carnarvon's death—that his
favorite dog had suddenly collapsed and died. And at precisely the same moment,
Cairo was plunged into darkness, due to an unexplainable power failure.