Lord Carnarvon married into the family of the Rothschilds. He then went to Egypt for his health. Granted permission to dig at Luxor, Lord Carnarvon soon met Howard Carter whom he employed and financed in work leading to the discovery of Tut Ankh Amons’s tomb. In 1923, the year after Tut Ankh Amon’s tomb was discovered, Lord Carnarvon died. Lord Carnarvon’s death sparked rumors about the curse of the mummy.