Boobytrapped Treasures To Make Indiana Jones Quake With Fear

By Karen Harris
American actor Harrison Ford on the set of Raiders of the Lost Ark. Source: (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Every Indiana Jones movie, as well as many other, like Tomb Raider, Goonies, and Aladdin, have one thing in common—boobytraps. After watching these flicks, you may come away with the belief that all ancient people devised elaborate defense measures for their treasures and tombs. While it is true that most of the movie boobytraps are just a plot device and a way to show off more special effects, there were, in fact, several known boobytraps from antiquities. Let’s take a look at some of the real-life boobytraps that are so cleverly designed that they would make Indiana Jones quake with fear.