THE giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal may have fallen victim to an Ancient Egyptian mummy’s curse, it has been claimed.
Social media is abuzz with sinister theories after the 400m-long Ever Given became wedged in the shipping lane conditions on Tuesday last week.
Although the official cause is high winds causing the ship to run aground, some have linked the Suez crisis to two other mysterious incidents in Egypt last week – following a controversial decision about Pharoahs’ tombs.
Officials are planning on transport 22 royal mummies – including the remains of King Ramses II and Queen Ahmose-Nefertari – from the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat on April 3.
Shortly after news of the mummy move emerged, the Ever Given ran aground in the canal, a 10-story building collapsed at Suez Bridge, a fatal train accident took place, and several fires broke out across the country.
A millennia-old legend suggests anyone who disturbs Ancient Egyptian mummies will be hit by a curse that was laid upon the remains by priests during their burials thousands of years ago.
Yesterday the giant container was finally freed – but it will take days before the traffic jam it caused is finally cleared.
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