You would be speaking of the intrepid explorer, lecturer, itenerent traveler, the favored son of Memphis, and author of books to many to mention ....Richard Haliburton.
Althought he visited and wrote of Egypt extensively, he probably had no hand in either the death or mummy disfigurement.
I guess I must mention his best and by far my favorite "The Complete Book of Marvels".
Sitting next to the bound editions of Marvel Comics?
Loved the Halliburton books as a 12 year old. However, I think the poster was making a joke about Halliburton, the company.