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  The Mummy (1999)
Brendan Fraser stars as an American serving in the French Foreign Legion who, on an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra accidentally awakens the Mummy.
Discuss this title with other users on IMDb message board for The Mummy (1999)
Anyone else afraid of mummies in museums ?
www.imdb.com /title/tt0120616   (341 words)

  Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Egyptian Mummies
In later mummies, the organs were treated, wrapped, and replaced within the body.
A priest touched various parts of the mummy with a special instrument to "open" those parts of the body to the senses enjoyed in life and needed in the Afterlife.
The mummy was placed in his coffin, or coffins, in the burial chamber and the entrance sealed up.
www.si.edu /Encyclopedia_SI/nmnh/mummies.htm   (1425 words)

  Mummy - LoveToKnow 1911
MUMMY (from the Persian mumiai, pitch or asphalt), a dead body, as preserved by the ancient Egyptian method of embalming.
This led further to the medicinal use of fragments of the mummies themselves; and, finally, the starting-point was lost sight of, so that the dried or prepared flesh of criminals became one of the standard forms of mummy in the pharmacopoeia.
It was not till the 18th century that the importance of mummy in all its forms waned, and in some of the least progressive quarters of central Europe it survived even to the middle of the 19th.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Mummy   (1710 words)

  Mummy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A mummy is a corpse whose skin and dried flesh have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold or dryness, or airlessness.
Some of the best-preserved mummies date from the Inca period in Peru some 500 years ago, where children were ritually sacrificed and placed on the summits of mountains in the Andes.
Mummies have been used in medicine, to calibrate CAT scan machines at levels of radiation that would be too dangerous for use on living people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mummy   (2891 words)

 Mummy - MSN Encarta
Mummy, term used to describe a human body that has been preserved by the natural environment or by embalming techniques.
Mummies have been found in several regions of the world, including Egypt and other parts of North Africa, the Middle East, the Andes Mountains of South America, desert regions of Peru, western China, and peat bogs in Scandinavian countries.
On the day of the funeral, the mummy was brought to the tomb, where priests performed the Opening of the Mouth Ritual–touching the eyes, nose, and mouth of the painted coffin with a sacred tool.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=1741500907   (1669 words)

 The Mummy Page
The word "mummy" is not of Egyptian origin, but is derived from the Arabic mumiyah, which means "body preserved by wax or bitumen." This term was used because of an Arab misconception of the methods used by the Egyptians in preserving their dead.
These ancient mummies are wrapped in the contracted position characteristic of Pre-Dynastic burials, whereas the mummy of the Pyramid Age lies full length on its back, enclosed in a box-type coffin decorated to resemble a house.
Mummies of the poor were placed in common repositories, either with or without coffins.
www.osirisweb.com /egypt/mummy.htm   (3106 words)

Egypt is the country with the largest number of mummies, and also the longest and most interesting history of the phenomenon.
The mythological background through much of the history of mummies, was to recreate the mummification and burial of Osiris.
A central part of the burial would be the Opening of the Mouth ceremony, in which a priest touched the mouth of the mummy with a hooked stick (the stick of Osiris), so that the deceased was allowed to speak and breathe in the afterlife.
i-cias.com /e.o/mummy.htm   (1084 words)

 The Ancient Egypt Site - Tutankhamun - Mummy
The mummy of Tutankhamun is the only New Kingdom royal mummy that had lain undisturbed in its tomb until the excavation-season of 1925/26, when Howard Carter finally removed the lid of the third and last mummy-coffin.
Probably to Carter's disappointment, the mummy was poorly preserved and carbonised, something that he blamed on the over-use of resin and oils during the embalming.
Harrison's discovery of a bone fragment inside the mummy's skull, has only heightened speculation, as it was deemed unlikely by some that the fragment is part of the nose-bone that is broken during the mummification.
www.ancient-egypt.org /kings/18/1812_tutankhamun/mummy.html   (1903 words)

 Wired News: Child Mummy Wows Egyptologists
The researchers could also clearly see the tree sap resin used to fill the mummy's body, and the gilded chest plate and face mask, which are all that remain of her plaster cartonnage.
The mummy has been stored at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium in San Jose since 1930, but because the child was only about 4 years old and about 4 feet tall when she died, no one knew her sex until the scientists were able to examine her using new technology.
In accordance with Egyptian beliefs about the soul, four of the mummy's internal organs (the liver, lung, stomach and intestines) were transferred to canopic jars and placed between her legs.
wired.com /news/medtech/0,1286,68416,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_5   (715 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Mummies Work"
Mummies found in China's Taklimakan Desert have provided several clues to the lineage of modern natives of this region.
This, along with other evidence preserved with the mummies, indicates that the region was settled by Indo-European traders, centuries before the Han Chinese arrived in the area.
These mummies were created by the hot sand surrounding them in their graves.
science.howstuffworks.com /mummy.htm   (801 words)

 CNN.com - Mummy thought to be Nefertiti may be a man - Sep. 1, 2003
The mummy a British Egyptologist says could be the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, renowned for her beauty, is much more likely to be a man, Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said.
However, the report concluded that the mummy was a female because of a lack of evidence of male genitalia.
Hawass said a double-piercing in the mummy's ear was common to both sexes, but in a different period to the Amarna era in which Nefertiti lived.
cnn.com /2003/TECH/science/09/01/mummy.nefertiti.reut/index.html   (567 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Mummy on the Titanic
In fact, the mummy to which this story refers (which was actually just the coffin lid, not the mummy, of the Priestess of Amun) never left the British Museum, and it is still there to this day.
The mummy was moved from room to room within the house, but each move resulted in the same destruction of all the breakable objects at hand.
The presence of the cursed mummy (which had escalated the expressions of its wrath from breaking cups and saucers and making people ill to sinking passenger liners) in the Titanic's hold came to be whispered as the cause of the most famous maritime disaster in history.
www.snopes.com /horrors/ghosts/mummy.asp   (1926 words)

 The Mummy (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not only is the photography of “The Mummy” breathtaking and the element that creates the most scares throughout the film, the way Freund unfolds the story and decides not to show certain things is what makes “The Mummy” a genre highlight.
It is obvious that Karl Freund’s background as a cameraman has led to many of the film’s creative decisions and as a result, “The Mummy” is clearly the most visual and poetic of all the classic monster movies, and also the least horrific one.
It is hardly surprising, as “The Mummy” is not as widely regarded as “Frankenstein” or “Dracula”, despite the fact that it is actually the better film.
www.dvdreview.com /html/the_mummy__1932_.shtml   (1624 words)

 OAFE - McFarlane's Monsters: Mummy review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Once you open the Mummy (and really, breaking into that package is a thousand times worse than trying to open any tomb), you'll find the astounding amount of articulation he has: neck, jaw, shoulders, biceps, elbows, forearms, wrists, chest, hips, thighs, knees and ankles.
The Mummy comes with a four-section staff that can be assembled or disassembled as you see fit: two long sections, each tipped with a blade, connect with two smaller sections.
The sculpt the Mummy is on par with what we expect from McToys--in addition to the more noticeable elements, the tiny detail work is where the beauty lies.
www.oafe.net /yo/mcmum.php   (884 words)

 News in Science - Mummy of Ancient Egypt's Nefertiti found? - 10/06/2003
The mummy of Queen Nefertiti, a co-ruler of Ancient Egypt and stepmother to the legendary boy king Tutankhamun, may have been found, archaeologists have announced.
Dr Joann Fletcher of the University of York in England and leader of the expedition, said her team may have unearthed Nefertiti from a secret chamber in tomb KV35 in Egypt's Valley of the Kings in Luxor.
One of the mummies, now believed to be Nefertiti, had a swan-like neck comparable to the queen, despite post-mortem blows to her face.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/s875942.htm   (592 words)

 Child Mummy Wows Egyptologists -
The researchers could also clearly see the tree sap resin used to fill the mummy's body, and the gilded chest plate and face mask, which are all that remain of her plaster cartonnage.
The mummy has been stored at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium in San Jose since 1930, but because the child was only about 4 years old and about 4 feet tall when she died, no one knew her sex until the scientists were able to examine her using new technology.
In accordance with Egyptian beliefs about the soul, four of the mummy's internal organs (the liver, lung, stomach and intestines) were transferred to canopic jars and placed between her legs.
www.wired.com /medtech/health/news/2005/08/68416   (625 words)

 Mummy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mummies have been found in many places all over the world.
A mummy is the body of a person or an animal that has been preserved after death.
Mummies can be dried out by cold, by the sun, by smoke, or by chemicals.
www.schools.manatee.k12.fl.us /741SHYDE/egypt_1/Mummy.html   (250 words)

 SPLICEDwire: "The Mummy" review (1999)
During their dig, the group inadvertently awakens an undead and unfriendly mummy -- an ancient priest who was buried alive in a sarcophagus filled with flesh-eating scarab beetles millennia ago for diddling a Pharaoh's mistress, and now he wants her back.
Inside that locked bedroom is Rachel Weisz ("The Land Girls," "Going All the Way") as a pretty, prim antiquities museum librarian who transforms herself into a sensuous sex bomb with the removal of her glasses and a couple bobby pins.
As the only girl in the picture, she's also there to be abducted by the Mummy as a new body for his also-mummified love and to be chained to a stone slab during the climax, as Fraser commits feats of daring-do in a joyously over-the-top battle against legions of the undead.
www.splicedonline.com /99reviews/mummy.html   (625 words)

 BBC NEWS | South Asia | Burial for Pakistan's fake mummy
A "mummy" that duped archaeologists and nearly sparked a diplomatic row between Pakistan and Iran is finally being laid to rest.
While the mummy was not as old as thought, it has managed to rustle up an interesting history in the five years since it was discovered.
Police raided the house of the tribesman, recovered the mummy and brought it to Karachi.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/south_asia/4749861.stm   (447 words)

 CNN.com - Egyptians welcome mummy that might be Ramses I - Oct. 27, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Michael Carlos Museum at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, which bought the mummy three years ago from a museum in Ontario, returned the relic after determining it may be the founder of the 19th Dynasty and grandfather of Ramses II.
The mummy was taken, he said, along with other artifacts from the tomb of Ramses I in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
The mummy returned Sunday was the centerpiece of a large Egyptian collection the Emory museum bought in 1999 from the Niagara Falls Museum in Ontario, Canada.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/10/26/mummy.returns.ap   (568 words)

 The Mummy
The torso was made by placing crumpled paper on the plywood and covering it with a single sheet of newspaper and taping it to the plywood base with masking tape.
It made the head pretty solid and it prevents it from twisting as you wrap the mummy with the strips.
Notice how it looks like the mummy has arms, legs and feet that are separate from the main torso.
www.geocities.com /hillbilly_nurse/HALLOWEENmummy.html   (572 words)

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The Museum's concern was that the mummy remain intact, that all investigations be nondestructive.
From the X-rays it was established that the mummy was a child aged 7-9 at the time of death.
I have suggested, and I think people agree, that one of the explanations for this is the resins and bitimum that were used in embalming the mummy impregnated everything, not only the wrappings, but the body, all the way down to the board.
archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu /Cyberia/VideoTestbed/Projects/Mummy/science.html   (464 words)

 Mummy Tales--Ancient History lesson plan (grades 6-8)--DiscoverySchool.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
How a mummy is preserved and what it’s buried with tells us about the culture or religious beliefs of the people who made it.
The mummy was that of an Inca girl, sacrificed sometime between her twelfth and thirteenth birthday.
The adventure of removing the mummy safely from the mountain and preserving her body, as well as using sophisticated tools like a CAT scan machine to examine her body without harming it, make for an exciting story.
school.discovery.com /lessonplans/programs/mummytales   (1512 words)

 THE MUMMY (1932)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the vast majority of mummy movies, the bandaged baddie is never called upon to do more than shamble about strangling victims too slow to escape its grip, usually under the control of a nefarious, fez-wearing high priest.
Although it's one of the first films to treat the subject of mummies seriously and successfully, the traditional pattern of mummy stories is absent here.
The Mummy proper (Boris Karloff, billed here as "Karloff the Uncanny") is only glimpsed briefly, but nonetheless memorably, in the opening sequence, in which he is brought back to life by an unsuspecting archaeologist (Bramwell Fletcher, uttering the most chilling laugh this side of Renfield) reading from the Scroll of Thoth.
www.eccentric-cinema.com /cult_movies/mummy32.htm   (521 words)

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