Egypt for many is an exotic, fascinating and mysterious place. Unsurprisingly, for years people have believed in Tutankhamun’s curse (which can be easily explained). Recently, however, filmmaker and Egyptologist Ramy Romany said he fell ill with one “mysterious disease” after a tomb is opened.
That’s what the man recently claimed on The Jordan Harbinger Show, after opening a grave for the Discovery Channel TV show Mummies Unwrapped in 2019. The documentary team was filming an episode about mummified remains, which people said belonged to a biblical figure, and this is where the director fell ill.
“We entered a tomb that hadn’t been opened for years. We opened the door and the locals stayed away first to make sure there were no snakes or curses. The grave was infinite. We continued down some stairs and it was quite dusty. That day, as I was driving back to Cairo and started feeling unwell“, says Romany during his speech on the show.
The next morning, the director had the fever at 42°C and even started to cough up blood. The ancient resting place hadn’t been opened for 600 years and while curses are ruled out, it’s far more likely blame fungal pathogens (which by the way, have been found inside ancient tombs).
romance, as he stated in his speechsurvived to tell the tale, but the cause of his illness is still unknown. “Finally, four days later I recovered. Whether or not it was a mummy curse, something in that tomb got me.” Incredible, but surely the ancient spells have nothing to do with it, also because from what we know Ramy was the only member of the crew to feel bad.