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The UnMuseum Mummy Room

If you've ever wondered about the Mummy's Curse, been chilled by a mummy movie, or been fascinated by the gold death mask of the mummy of King Tut, then you are going to enjoy our celebration of the mysterious Egyptian Mummies. Start by finding out how mummies came to be on our Making Mummies page. Then learn about King Tut, perhaps the most famous mummy of all time. Was his tomb really cursed? Was he the victum of murder? Try making your own mummy on our mummy experiment page. Then read about how mummies became an icon in literature and entertainment. Finally check out the Myth of the Titanic Mummy. Was it an iceberg or an ancient curse that sunk the famous luxury liner?

If you are the type of person that likes to build things go to The Great Mummy Project. With some cardboard, a hot glue gun, paints and other common items, you can build a full-sized, replica mummy complete with case for your next science project or as a decoration for your living room. Stop by our page on mummy case markings to see what you might want to paint on it.

Once you've finished with our mummy pages, check out what we have to say about that one-time home of a mummy, the Great Pyramid. We will even tell you how it was built.

Finally, come back here and check below for a special shelf from the UnMuseum Store that carries all kinds of mummy-related books, games, and videos!

Also watch our video on Curse of King Tut's Tomb!

 

 

 

Copyright Lee Krystek, 2000. All Rights Reserved.


UnMuseum Store: Mummy Shelf

Some great mummy stuff you can take home to remember your visit.

Books

Egyptian Mummies: Unraveling the Secrets of an Ancient Art by Bob Brier - There's nobody that knows more about mummies than Bob Brier. He is one of the few people still alive that have actually prepared a mummy, Egyptian-style. Read about how he unraveled their secrets. Paperback - Check Price or Order

The Lost Tomb by Kent R. Weeks - In 1995 Kent Weeks made the biggest archaeological discovery in Egypt since the tomb of King Tut was uncovered in 1922: A burial complex where the 50 mummies, the sons of of Pharaoh Ramses II, were laid to rest. Weeks recounts how he found and excavated the site. Hardback - Check Price or Order

The Jewel of the Seven Stars (The Mummy) by Bram Stoker - Stoker became famous for inventing Count Dracula. Did you know he wrote a mummy horrorbook too? Listen to this audio tape of the story or order the paperback. Paperback - Check Price or Order | Audio - Check Price or Order

Video

The Mummy - The original 1932 classic starring Boris Karloff and directed by Karl Freund. Still scary after all these years. VHS Video Check Price or Order

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy - The funniest mummy film ever made. Abbott and Costello have to contend with an evil villainess, a treasure, and a walking mummy. Lots of family fun. VHS Video Check Price or Order

The Mummy - The 1999 remake starring Brendan Fraser. Less a horror movie than an Indiana Jones-ish romantic comedy-adventure A little hoky, but great special effects. VHS Video Check Price or Order

Gadgets & Games

Rummy Mummy Card Game - Look for Egyptian treasures in this variation of gin rummy while learning about an ancient culture at the same time. Check Price or Order

Lift the Lid on Mummies: Unravel the Mysteries of Egyptian Tombs and Make Your Own Mummy - by Jacqueline Dineen - This is part book, part model, part toy, and all fun. Learn about real-life mummies while working with you replica. Very educational. Great for kids. Comes in a mummy-shaped box. Check Price or Order

Model Kit: The Mummy - Polar Lights designed this classic model kit from the classic 1932 Universal movie. Includes coffin. Check Price or Order

Go to the UnMuseum Store

 

 

Related Links

Great Pyramid

King Tut Curse

Mummy Page

Rosetta Stone

Lost Ark

Making Mummies

Make a Fruit Mummy

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