Science: A Curse on a Curse

In Boston last week wintry winds whined around the Massachusetts General Hospital but their mournful sound went unheard by a tall thin patient who lay at death's door. The critical illness of Albert Morton Lythgoe, 66, made headlines in newspapers the length & breadth of the land, not because he was once Curator of Egyptology in Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art, but because ten years ago he saw opened the sarcophagus of a footling little man named TutankhAmen who ruled Egypt 13 centuries before Christ. Was it not written: "Here lies the great King...

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