19 Most Incredible Coincidences of World War II
1 – Tamerlane’s Curse
On June 22, 1941 a group of Soviet archaeologists excavated the allegedly cursed tomb of Tamerlane in the Gur-e Amir Mausoleum in Uzbekistan. Tamerlane was a brutal Turco-Mongol who gain notoriety in the 14th century for building pyramids of human skulls by the gates of each city he conquered. His tomb bears a chilling message in Arabic – ‘When I rise from the dead, the world shall tremble’. The casket inside was inscribed with the warning ‘Whoever opens my tomb, shall unleash an invader more terrible than I’. Is it then a coincidence that on the day that his body was exhumed, Nazi Germany launched the largest military invasion of all time – Operation Barbarossa.