The mad scientist installed his latest device atop the pyramid, as it was the highest point in the desert. Despite some local resistance, everything was going according to plan.
There had been the usual luddites afraid of progress. Others hounded him about such trivialities as ‘desecrating a priceless historical site.’ Then some superstitious fools begged him ‘not to unleash a curse upon the city.’ He cared little. Didn’t they know he was a Man of Science?
As he connected the final wires, he suddenly smelled a fetid, dusty odor and felt a tap on his shoulder.
He hadn’t expected mummies.

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