1935 NY Times newspaper ALBERT LITHGOE DEAD Egypt Archeologist CURSE of KING TUT

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Seller: qrst (38,428) 99.9%, Location: Oxford, Maryland, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 273809422930 1935 NY Times newspaper - Egypt Archeologist who was present when the tomb of King Tut at Luxor, EGYPT was opened - ALBERT LITHGOE is DEAD - He publically refuted the CURSE of KING TUT - inv # 3D-230 Please visit our EBAY STORE for THOUSANDS of HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS on sale or at auction. SEE PHOTO----- COMPLETE, ORIGINAL NEWSPAPER, the New York Times dated Jan 30, 1934. This newspaper contains an inside page heading , photo, and news of the DEATH of ALBERT LITHGOE, the head archeologist at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM of ART in New York City. Lithgoe was present when King Tutankhamen's tomb was first opened by archeologist Howard Carter in 1923. Lithgoe was notable for his personal repudiation of the famous KING TUT CURSE. Albert Lythgoe, the head Egyptologist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, died in 1934 at age 66. He got linked to the curse because he'd viewed Tutankhamun's open sarcophagus 10 years earlier. On April 5, 1923, Egyptologist Lord Carnarvon, the 57-year-old financial backer of the Tutankhamun search who opened the tomb along with Egyptologist Howard Carter, died of an infected mosquito bite he'd slashed open while shaving. Carnarvon's failing health spurred a media frenzy that gave birth to the myth of the "Mummy's curse." "Finally, the world's press had a story they could publish without deferring to The Times," the newspaper that had an exclusive deal to report on the Tutankhamun tomb opening, Joyce Tylsdesley, an Egyptologist at the University of Manchester, said in a statement. "As with all celebrity deaths, the story rapidly gathered its own momentum and soon there were reports of sinister goings on," Tylsdesley said. "At the very moment of Carnarvon’s death all the lights in Cairo had been mysteriously extinguished and at his English home Carnarvon’s dog, Susie, let out a great howl and died." On April 5, 1923, Egyptologist Lord Carnarvon, the 57-year-old financial backer of the Tutankhamun search who opened the tomb along with Egyptologist Howard Carter, died of an infected mosquito bite he'd slashed open while shaving. Carnarvon's failing health spurred a media frenzy that gave birth to the myth of the "Mummy's curse." "Finally, the world's press had a story they could publish without deferring to The Times," the newspaper that had an exclusive deal to report on the Tutankhamun tomb opening, Joyce Tylsdesley, an Egyptologist at the University of Manchester, said in a statement. "As with all celebrity deaths, the story rapidly gathered its own momentum and soon there were reports of sinister goings on," Tylsdesley said. "At the very moment of Carnarvon’s death all the lights in Cairo had been mysteriously extinguished and at his English home Carnarvon’s dog, Susie, let out a great howl and died." Tutankhamun ruled Egypt as a teenage pharaoh around 1332 B.C. His tomb, filled with gold and treasure, was a huge discovery in 1922, rocketing King Tut into fame as possibly the most recognizable symbol of ancient Egypt. Even in modern times, scientists continue testing Tut's DNA for evidence of his parentage. But the tale of Tutankhamun's curse is full of embellishment and fantasy. For example, power cuts in Cairo were a dime a dozen at the time, so the coincidence of one at the time of Carnarvon's death was not very unlikely, Tylsdesley writes in her book "Tutankhamun’s Curse: The Developing History of an Egyptian King". The curse got a big boost from novelist Marie Corelli, who wrote before Carnarvon's death, "I cannot but think that some risks are run by breaking into the last rest of a King of Egypt whose tomb is specially and solemnly guarded, and robbing him of possessions. This is why I ask, "Was it a mosquito bite that has so seriously infected Lord Carnarvon?" After Carnarvon died, Corelli spread the false rumor that the phrase "death comes on wings to he who enters the tomb of a pharaoh" was carved on King Tut's tomb. Carnarvon was the only member of the original Tutankhamun expedition who died early, but the deaths of people tangentially associated with the tomb kept the story of the curse alive. In 1923, Egyptian prince Ali Kemal Fahmy Bey, who had once visited the tomb, was shot and killed by his wife. Another tomb visitor, Georges Bénédite of the Louvre, died in 1926 at age 69. And Albert Lythgoe, the head Egyptologist at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, died in 1934 at age 66. He got linked to the curse because he'd viewed Tutankhamun's open sarcophagus 10 years earlier. Very good condition. This listing includes the complete entire original newspaper, NOT just a clipping or a page of it. STEPHEN A. GOLDMAN HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS stands behind all of the items that we sell with a no questions asked, money back guarantee. Every item we sell is an original newspaper printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description. U.S. buyers pay priority mail postage which includes waterproof plastic and a heavy cardboard flat to protect your purchase from damage in the mail. International postage is quoted when we are informed as to where the package is to be sent. We do combine postage (to reduce postage costs) for multiple purchases sent in the same package. We accept payment by PAYPAL as well as by CREDIT CARD (Visa and Master Card). We list thousands of rare newspapers with dates from 1570 through 2004 on Ebay each week. 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