Scientists have established the cause of death of the discoverers of Tutankhamun's tomb

Scientists have managed to explain the reasons for the mysterious death of the British archaeologists who discovered the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun 100 years ago.

For decades, there have been rumors of a mysterious "curse" placed on explorers. After many years of searching, Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter. A few years after the discovery, the people associated with the find died. Among them was Carter himself. Scientists now believe the explorers died due to "cave disease" caused by Aspergillus fungi found in the tomb. In such conditions, fungi live for a very long time and, moreover, increase their virulence. In particular, Carter's companion Lord Carnarvon may have died due to Aspergillus.

A similar fate awaited the discoverers of the grave of the Lithuanian prince Kazimierz Jagelonchik - they died of a lung infection.

Therefore, rumors about the curse of Tutankhamun can only be considered a myth.

A new discovery by Egyptian archaeologists was reported earlier. They believe that the tomb of the Egyptian queen Nefertiti is located right in front of the walls of Tutankhamun's tomb. /BGNES