Article for June

June’s article, The Mummy, is a review of the 1999 movie with an Egyptology bent.

While The Mummy is an enjoyable two hours, Egyptology 101 it is not. Okay, yes, there are a few other oversights that are not related to Ancient Egypt, but most of the glaring problems were based there.

The first thing that I noticed was the setting itself. The virtual reconstruction was beautiful, but two major issues jumped out at me- the Sphinx and the Pyramids. Both of these objects, while certainly personifying Ancient Egypt, are located at Giza. The scene was supposedly taking place at Thebes. This is nowhere near Giza and could not, therefore, have either of these objects in the skyline.

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