There is a rumor that the project has been cancelled. ってなメールが届きました。 3ヶ月ほど追いかけてたプロジェクトですが、この不況の煽りを受けて 中止になってしまうようです。 今日は"Rumor"で検索。
Discovery of Tut-ankh-amen's tomb (2005-11) British archeologist Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tut-ankh-amen on November 5th, 1922. Tut-ankh-amen was a pharaoh of ancient Egypt. Unlike other pharaohs' tombs, his tomb was not looted. All the splendid burial accessories dating back to 1,300 B.C. were found intact. There were more than 3,000 items such as a golden mask and a crown. However, people related to the discovery died one after another, including Carter's patron and assistant. Rumor said that it was the curse of Tut-ankh-amen, who was angry about the excavation. It is now thought that the actual cause of the deaths stemmed from poisonous mold found at the site.
この文章何かいいですね。受身表現が続く中で、Rumor said thatって流れが良い。 口語的な表現よりもこういった説明臭い文章の方が日本の英語教育受けた人間には 理解しやすいような気がします。 ということでみなさん、ツタンカーメンをよろしくお願いします。