^Why we love mummies. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. [12 August 2008]. Upon breaching the tomb, something stung Carnarvon on the cheek. He died several months later. Newspapers sensationalized his death as the fulfillment of an ancient mummy's curse. A rumor spread that there was an inscription over the tomb promising death to anyone who opened the tomb of the pharaoh. One recent theory is Carnarvon might have ingested anthrax spores deliberately placed in the tomb by ancient Egyptian priests to thwart tomb robbers.
^George J. Gould Dies in Villa in France.. New York Times. 17 May 1923 [23 May 2008]. George Jay Gould died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the Villa Zoralde, Cap Martin, where he had been living for some months with his wife and her two children. His death, it was stated at the villa, came quietly and was expected, as he had never rallied from the illness from which he had been suffering all Winter.
^Rupert Furneaux, The World's Strangest Mysteries, (New York: Ace Books, 1961), p. 72-74.
^Howard Carter, 66, Egyptologist, Dies.. New York Times. [28 March 2008]. Howard Carter, Egyptologist who earned world fame for his discovery and exploration, in association with the fifth Earl of Carnarvon, of the tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen, died in his London home today at the age of 66.