George Herbert, the fifth Earl of Carnarvon was an amateur Egyptologist who financed the expedition of Howard Carter which discovered the tomb of Tutenkamun in February 1923. Two months later Lord Carnarvon died in Cairo from blood poisoning and pneumonia brought on by an infected mosquito bite. At his family estate in England an usual event occurred at the same time of Carnarvon’s death. What was this?

Answer: His pet dog Susie let out a great howl and died.

Source: Tutankhamun – The Untold Story by Thomas Hoving; The Tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter; General Historical Texts

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