Initial Discovery Edit
The Mystery Lamp was discovered in 1911 by an English explorer named Montgomery Langford who was conducting an excavation in Peru. The excavation was ordered by Langford’s Professor at Oxford University. He wished to discover ancient Incan artifacts near the newly discovered Machu Picchu for historical preservation purposes. When Langford first dug up the lamp he believed it to be some sort of ancient cooking tool. It was not until he noticed the Latin inscription on the lamp that he realized he had dug up something significantly different from what he had originally sought after.
Transcription and Omen Edit
Langford then sought out his colleague Thomas Wilkinson to get more answers. Wilkinson had a Master’s degree in Latin and Doctorate in history. Wilkinson translated the inscription with little effort. When translated into English the words read “He who holds this lamp holds the key to eternal life, but using the power will put a curse upon the holder forever.” Being a superstitious man, Langford made the decision to not tell his superiors about his find, fearing the power of the lamp might be too much for a mortal man to possess.
Burial and Dissapearance Edit
Langford then made the trip back to Peru to rebury the lamp and forfeit what would have been his undoubtedly huge reward for finding the treasure of the ages. He buried the lamp even deeper then where he found it. Two decades later he went back to see the lamp one last time but to his surprise the box he buried the lamp in was empty. To this date the lamp has not been seen since its original discovery in 1911. Shortly after the attempted re-excavation of the lamp Langford died of mysterious causes in 1932 on his way back to England from Peru.