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November 03, 2005

Mummy's Curse Claims Seventh Victim

There just aren't enough good mummy's curse stories anymore:

A MUMMY's curse has cast its shadow over the death of a Brisbane scientist who worked to unlock the secrets of a 5300-year-old man frozen in the Italian Alps.

A memorial service will be held on Monday for molecular archaeologist Tom Loy, who was found dead in his home a fortnight ago as he finalised his book on the world's oldest mummy, dubbed Oetzi.

Dr Loy, 63, director of the Archaeological Sciences Laboratories at the University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience, became the seventh person to have died after coming into close contact with the iceman since his discovery in 1991.

"He didn't believe in the curse," a colleague said yesterday. "It was just superstition. People die."

Now who's laughing.

I'm sure there's a rational explanation for the deaths of all seven people, like werewolves or voodoo or listening to Madonna read from the Torah in that ridiculous James Mason accent of hers.

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