Quantum Leap: Season 4, Episode 20

The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 (22 Apr. 1992)

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At an archaeological dig in Egypt Sam has to deal with an approaching sandstorm and a 3000 year old curse.



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Episode cast overview:
Ginny Will
Dr. Mustafa El Razul
Ali (as Chaim Jeraffi)
Rodger LaRue ...
Dale / Mirror


In 1957, Sam leaps into the body of Dale Conway, an American archaeologist on a dig in Egypt just as he and his partner Ginny Will discover the tomb of Ptah-Hotep. Al tells him however that the discovery has to this day never been reported and that both Conway and Will disappeared without a trace. Like all tombs, there is a curse supposedly placed on anyone who enters and Al would happily get out of there. As several of the expedition's crew are killed in bizarre accidents, Sam and Ginny race to save as much of the tomb as they can before a huge sandstorm engulfs them. As they find what they are looking for however, they are also trapped in one of the tomb's inner chambers. Written by garykmcd

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Ptah-hotep is credited with writing "The Maxims of Ptah-hotep", a 24th-century BC book. It is a candidate for the oldest book ever written. It is a collection of maxims and advice addressed to his son. See more »


Ptah-Hotep is an actual pharaoh from Egyptian history. Contrary to Al's statements in the episode, though, his tomb had long since been discovered. The tomb is also some 800 km north of the Aswan Dam, the construction of which Al claims destroys the tomb. See more »


Al: You know, Sam, did I ever tell you that one time I dated an Egyptian girl?
Sam: Mm-hmm.
Al: She thought she was the reincarnation of... of Cleopatra.
Sam: Uh-huh.
Al: But, boy, she had a nice asp.
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