Production info

The Curse of the Pharaoh's Tomb
USA, 1999  TV  

TV-series Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Directed by Ross Breitenbach, Steve Feld

Rip, Cyril and Sam travel to Cairo to investigate the case of a woman put in a coma by the Curse of King Tut after trying to buy contraband artifacts from the dead pharaoh's tomb. When Cyril finds a piece of a Tutankhamen fan, he has a friend analyze it. Meanwhile, a mysterious phone call leads Rip and Sam to the Valley of the Kings, where they are trapped in a tomb! Framed by the man in charge of Cairo antiquities, Mohammed Mahdi, Rip and Sam escape by posing as mummies! When Cyril's friend is stricken with the same "curse," Cyril discovers that an ancient mold is causing the coma symptoms. Tracing Mahdi's cellphone signal, the BION team uncover a cache of stolen artifacts inside a pyramid. When Mahdi tries to escape in the desert, a sudden sandstorm stops his jeep, allowing Rip, Cyril and Sam to catch up on camels, arresting the thief. A check of the weather forecast reveals clear skies predicted. Was the sudden storm a freak of nature, or the Curse of the pharaoh's Tomb? Believe it or Not! (source:

Episode 104 of the animated series "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", made after the successful comic books. It follows the exploits of Michael 'Rip' Ripley, nephew of the celebrated Robert Ripley, as he scours the world to uncover strange stories and odd artifacts.

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