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The Curse of Ptah-Hotep - March 2, 1957 

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

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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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22 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Ptah-hotep seems to be named after the god Ptah. He was a creator god of Memphis, mainly associated with architects, carpenters, craftsmen, metalworkers, , sculptors, and shipbuilders. He supposedly created the world by conceiving it in his thought and giving it life with his divine Word. The High Priest of Ptah traditionally served as chief architects. See more »

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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 »

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Al: [referring to Ginny and Sam] She and Conway disappeared on a dig in 1957 - that's this dig - and they were swallowed up without a trace.
Sam: "As for anyone who will disturb the tomb of King Ptah-Hotep, death will swallow him." That was one of the inscriptions we found in the tomb.
Al: I'd say he's a man of his word.
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