Once again, we have the chance to see the re-creation of Tutankhamun’s tomb. There is a Jewish link in the discovery of his resting place.
When Howard Carter discovered the tomb in 1922, it was Alfred de Rothschild’s money which had financed the search. Alfred had left his immense wealth to Almina Victoria Maria Alexandra Wombwell, whom he regarded as a daughter, and who was married to George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, Fifth Earl of Carnarvon — Howard’s patron in his search for the missing tomb.
The so-called “curse” that is associated with the discovery of the tomb even may have applied to Almina, as it is noted that she suffered from a mosquito bite shortly before she died in 1929, the same event that led to the death of her husband. Doreen Berger Stanmore Park, Middlesex