The Upper East Side of Manhattan, NY, is known for its wealth. The smell of old money mingles with the acrid odor of the subway system, seeping up through aging grates. Like many white people with money, they thought they were untouchable.
But the mummy’s curse would get them, just as it had gotten all the others.
Rumors began rolling across antiquities dealers that the body of a mummified Egyptian Priest was found dumped in the Nile River; his coffin nowhere to be found. Those rumors grew and made their way to Matthew Bogdanos, chief of the world’s only Antiquities Trafficking Unit.
Was the curse beginning to take hold?
Bogdanos immediately opened an investigation into the tomb raid. His search led him to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art hallowed halls.
For a mere $4 million, The Met obtained the coffin, telling investigators they “had no idea” the artifact was stolen.
As Bogdanos dug deeper into the investigation, he found deleted emails and forged documents that proved the theft.
They even ignored a lone finger left in the coffin.
No one has been charged with the crime but the coffin has been returned. We know white people frequently avoid paying for the atrocities they pull - especially against those of African descent. Have they avoided the curse, or is it just getting started?