Egypt opens ‘cursed tomb’ at Great Pyramid of Giza for first time

Ancient Egypt: Cursed Tomb of Men Who Built Giza Pyramid Reopened After 30 Years
Ancient Egypt: Cursed Tomb of Men Who Built Giza Pyramid Reopened After 30 Years

It’s the sort of tourist attraction many of us might think twice about visiting – a cursed tomb with a grim warning about snakes and scorpions taking vengeance on all who visit.

Egypt has opened the supposedly ‘cursed’ tomb where the builders of the Great Pyramid of Giza were buried for the first time since it was discovered 30 years ago..

The tomb dates from 4,500 years ago, and has a cemetery of workers along with supervisors of the works.


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Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities announced that it was to be opened this week, part of a drive to open more ancient sites in the area.

The construction of the pyramids is thought to have involved several thousand workers – although experts are still puzzled over how the large blocks were dragged to the site.

In his book Valley of the Golden Mummies, researcher Zahi Hawass said that the tombs included the warning, ‘All people who enter this tomb who will make evil against this tomb and destroy it may the crocodile be against them in water, and snakes against them on land.

‘May the hippopotamus be against them in water, the scorpion against them on land.’