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The ‘Unlucky Mummy’ Said to Have Sunk the Titanic

Cover of 1909 Pearson's Magazine featuring the story of the Unlucky Mummy (British Museum ref AE 22542). (Wikimedia Commons) Background: RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912. (F.G.O. Stuart via Wikimedia Commons)
Cover of 1909 Pearson's Magazine featuring the story of the Unlucky Mummy (British Museum ref AE 22542). (Wikimedia Commons) Background: RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912. (F.G.O. Stuart via Wikimedia Commons)

Strange occurrences have been said to eddy around an ancient Egyptian artifact, known as the “Unlucky Mummy,” since it was taken from Egypt to Europe...




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