The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb

  • Hercule Poirot
  • Short Story
  • 1923

An ancient Egyptian curse is murdering anyone who disturbed the tomb of Pharaoh Men-her-Ra. From Poirot Investigates.

More about this story

The logic of the little grey cells take on one of Agatha Christie’s favourite themes, the powers of ancient Egypt, this time in the form of a curse on those who excavated a Pharaoh’s tomb.

The story was first published as a book in the collection Poirot Investigates, 1924, by Bodley Head. The story was adapted for the TV series Agatha Christie’s Poirot in 1993, starring David Suchet, and like many of the other early episodes, included the characters of Hastings, Japp and Miss Lemon, regardless of whether or not they appeared in the original text.

In 2004 the story was adapted for the Japanese anime series Agatha Christie's Great Detectives as a two-part episode, titled The Riddle of the Egyptian Tomb. Poirot teams up with Miss Marple's great niece to solve the mystery.

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