Harp of Healing
The Harp of Healing, rumored to have been crafted in Egypt was said to have the power to heal any wounds of the person who plucked its strings. The history of harps dates back to 2500 BC. Although most harps are made of wood with nylon or wire strings, it has been speculated that the Harp of Healing was made of carved ivory and eight gold wire strings. Gold has been known for its medicinal properties as far back as 2500 BC. It has been reported that Ancient Egyptian culture placed significance on immortality and this has led some to allege that the Harp of Healing was commissioned by the boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun also known as King Tut. It is believed that King Tut's health was poor during his reign and as a result, opinion has been put forth that King Tut intended to play the Harp of Healing to resolve his ills. In fact, it has been suggested that images of King Tut's face were carved into the Harp of Healing's sound box to focus its healing powers on him. It has been said that King Tut's death proved that the Harp of Healing either never existed or did not work. However, rumors of the Harp of Healing existing remain, as it has been alleged that the attack on Egypt's Northern Border by the Hittites, was a successful attempt to steal the Harp of Healing from the builder's shop, sealing the fate of King Tut. There are many reports around the world of instances of "miraculous healing" which have led to new speculation that the Harp of Healing is in use. Some suggest that the Harp of Healing has been disguised to keep its whereabouts unknown. Alternatively it has been alleged that it was lost at sea and will never be found.
By: Sean Pitts