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The Mummy's Curse201042423313

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        The Mummy’s Curse
                     A Warning Ignored

‘Do not enter the tomb, disobey at your peril. If ignored will suffer sick-
ness, not recover. Death will claim you in Egypt.’

1. Why did Lord Carnarvon choose to continue the
search for Tutankhamun after he received the above
telegram?

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2. Would you have continued the search if you
were Lord Carnarvon?

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3. Why?

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4. Do you think there was a curse on the mummy’s tomb?

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5. Why do you think this?

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                  Email instead of telegrams!
When a telegram is written, only the main words in the sentence are
used. Smaller words are taken out so that the telegram can be sent more
quickly and easily.

Imagine that e-mail was available in the year 1922 when the telegram
was written. Draft an e-mail message that you would have written to Lord
Carnarvon trying to persuade him not to enter the mummy’s tomb.

								
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