Dr. Ahmed Kareem steals the statue of Anubis from the Temple of Anubis. He plans to implicate an outsider for the theft, and unify Arab nations against the outside world. The outsider he chooses is Benton Quest! But his plan almost succeeds: he traps Dr. Quest and Race in an old tomb with the statue. There they will be found with the statue. In the end, he discovers the horrifying truth: the Curse of Anubis - death to those who violate his temple - is all too real. Anubis sends someone to retrieve his statue and punish Dr. Kareem.