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Old 04 February 2007, 05:27 AM
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Fright Titanic mummy

With history comes legend, but the "Unlucky Mummy" story is apocryphal. Supposedly, the case contained the remains of the Princess of Amen-Ra and was bought by an Englishman in the 1890s. The curse of the mummy killed him and many other people and subsequently watchmen at the British Museum refused to go near it. Eventually, it was sold to an American who went down with the Titanic. Actually, the story was a newspaper hoax and the mummy never left the British Museum until now.
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Old 04 February 2007, 09:36 AM
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It is an Urban Legend to claim that the 'mummy' is in fact a 'mummy'.

British Museum story

The 'Unlucky Mummy' is not a mummy at all, but rather a gessoed and painted wooden 'mummy-board' or inner coffin lid...
The article outlines, quite neatly, a lot of the other legends surrounding the lid.
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Old 05 February 2007, 02:35 PM
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Dare I Chow Snopes???? Well its related.....
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