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Ancient Egypt: The Mummy Franchise Decoded

By March 13, 2019Blog, News, PopCulture, Travel
Medjay warriors [:en] The Mummy The 1999 Mummy film is one of the more classic Hollywood movies in the 21st century. The franchise starred its leading actor as Brendan Fraser who portrays an American adventurer who served in the French Foreign legion. His role in the movie is to basically fight off the undead pharaoh named Imhotep. The plot surrounding Imhotep is that he is trying to revive his lover Anck-Su-Namun after she betrays her husband Seti I and commits suicide. (Named after Queen Ankhesenamun). The movie opens up in Kemet(Ancient Egypt) but the continuity is already thrown off a bit since the movie portrays Thebes as Giza. Thebes is located in Upper Kemet while Giza is in Lower Kemet. This was most likely the case to help the audience understand the setting to the movie. It’s highly likely that the audience didn’t pay attention to the actual historical location when the movie was first released. However, the narrator during the intro did mention that Thebes was the home of Seti I, which is not true really true. Seti I was born in Avaris a city located in the delta region. But the pharaohs land was indeed at Thebes. Another historical inaccuracy was the character named Imhotep. Imhotep was the high priest of Seti I in the movie but in real life, he was under Djoser’s reign

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