Hypothetical situation: I’ve desecrated a grave site and removed a dead body, without permission from his ancestors. A museum ended up with his corpse and then decided to let it tour around the world, charging people admission to see something that no one should be allowed to claim ownership over.
I’m speaking, of course, about King Tutankhamun’s mummified remains. Mummies are undoubtedly of historical (and cinematic) value, but it seems disrespectful to parade around anyone’s dead body, especially a pharaoh. It’s one thing to do it, but it’s another to charge $30 for curious onlookers to see it. Granted, Tut doesn’t fly around the world for free, but it’s wrong on many levels to say that he is your property and then charge people such an exorbitant amount to examine his wrinkles.
I’m not too worried though, because the wrath of the mummy’s curse can only be kept at bay for so long. Faces are bound to start melting away any minute now, with sandstorms and scarab beetles following directly. And they won’t have my money in their pocket when it happens.