When archaeologist Howard Carter saw gold gleaming in a dark chamber he excavated in Egypt in 1922, he knew he had found the pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb. People around the world eagerly read newspaper accounts of the discovery. Yet the story had a dark side. Numerous deaths connected to the find prompted rumors of a curse. Throughout the pages of this captivating tale, readers will play the roles of Egyptologist, historian, and detective as they examine the facts of the curious events surrounding the excavation of King Tut's tomb.