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Gaza children left orphaned by bloody war

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - "She will call me Daddy and Mummy," insisted 11-year-old Amir Hamad, cradling his infant sister in his arms after the Gaza war left him and his four siblings orphans. Fifty days of bloody fighting...Show More Summary

The Pyramid Is a New Mummy Horror Flick That I Really Hope Isn't "Found-Footage"

I don't have a specific aversion to found-footage - it's a form like any other, and depends on the story you tell. But following the fake CG historical part of this trailer, the first look at ou...

Mummy dearest: 5 of the best parenting apps

Mummy dearest: 5 of the best parenting apps It constantly freaks me out to think that at my age my mum had been married for a few years and had a baby to look after — I mean I still feel like I'm basically a teenager (a teenager who is just about to hit the […]

Trailer For The Pyramid Attempts To Resurrect The Mummy Monster Genre

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Too long have we waited for a good curse of the mummy movie. But now The Pyramid promises the return of excavation horror paired with plenty of ancient booby traps and resurrected mummies—you know, all that good mummy shit. Oh, and it stars the sensational Denis O'Hare. SOLD. Read more...

‘The Pyramid’ Brings Mummy Curses To The Christmas Season

It’sbeenawhilesincewe’vehadamovieaboutakillermummy,sowhynotcelebratetheholidayswithaviciousmonster?No,wedon’tmeanyourracistaunt,wemeanabloodsuckingancienthorrorfromwithinanEgyptiantomb,afarbettercompanion.ThePyramidactuallylookslikeastraightforwardcreaturefeaturedressedupwithalittlefound-footagepretensionalthoughitsurelookslikethemoviedropsthatonceyouenterthetitularbuilding.

‘The Pyramid’ Trailer: Basically ‘Alien’ Meets ‘The Mummy

In December, Fox will release a found-footage horror film that looks basically like “Alien in a pyramid,” with a ravenous mummy standing in for the xenomorph. The film comes from producer Alexandre Aja (High Tension, The Hills Have Eyes)...Show More Summary

Was Kaloterna 'disappeared'?

Egyptian mummy mask excavated at Saqqara Paul Barford has written on the Kaloterna collection that once (allegedly) possessed the Egyptian mummy mask discovered at Saqqara and for the time being in the St Louis Art Museum (SLAM). HeShow More Summary

One of the coolest things hardly anybody knows about

The Fayum Portraits: THE MUMMY’S FACE: SOLVING AN ANCIENT MYSTERY In reality, he’s the “Bearded Man, 170-180 A.D.,” a Roman-Egyptian whose portrait adorned the sarcophagus sheltering his mummified remains. But the details of who he was and what he was thinking have been lost to time. But perhaps not for much longer. A microscopic sliver of painted [...]

Is the Kaloterna collection fictional?

Egyptian mummy mask reported to have formed part of "the Kaloterna collection" Just over a month ago I raised some questions about the Kaloterna collection. Nobody has pointed me in the direction of other objects from this collection. Show More Summary

Cool Horror Gear: Mezco's Universal Monsters 9" scale The Mummy

Fans of Universal's classic monsters should really dig this one! Mezco is now bringing us the iconic terror from beneath the sands THE MUMMY with a new 9 inch scale collectable that captures the intricate detail of each ancient bandage: from his mysterious eyes, to his legendary scarab ring. Show More Summary

[Toys] Mezco’s Latest Exclusive, Black and White ‘The Mummy

Buried beneath the sands of time he rested, until he was awoken by Mezco’s award-winning design team. Now, Mezco proudly presents…“The Mummy”! Imhotep, the iconic terror from the beneath the sand is presented in glorious black and white, just as he was in the terrifying 1932 classic film. One of the most limited Universal Monsters […]

'Doctor Who' Season 8 episode titles promise Daleks, mummies and a possible death

The BBC has revealed the names of all 12 Season 8 episode of "Doctor Who" and they contain some interesting clues, including what may be a hint regarding that Jenna Coleman rumor.As alluded to in various promos for the new season, the Daleks will definitely be returning, and sooner than you might thing. Show More Summary

Mummification in Egypt began 1,500 years earlier

Archaeologists have long believed that artificial mummification in Egypt began during the Old Kingdom, around 2,500 B.C. Mummies have been found from the Late Neolithic and Predynastic periods (ca. 4500 – 3100 B.C.), but they were thought to have been naturally mummified in the arid heat of the desert. Evidence for the use of embalming [...]

Modern scientific analysis: Mummies in Egypt began long before Age of Pharoahs

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The earliest evidence of mummification in Egypt suggests that the practice of wrapping bodies to preserve them after death began around 1,000 years earlier than thought, said a study Wednesday. The study in the journal PLOS ONE is the first to describe resins and linens used as funeral wrappings dating back as far as 3350 to 4500 BC. Show More Summary

They wanted their mummies early

Mummy-Making Began Long Before Pharaohs The ancient Egyptians began mummifying bodies as far back as 6,000 years ago, analysis of Late Neolithic and Chalcolithic funerary wrappings has revealed. The finding predates the origins of mummification in ancient Egypt by 1,500 years, indicating that resin-soaked textiles used in the prehistoric period (c. 4500 – 3350 B.C.) are the [...]

Free mummy research

From Papers on Anthropology: Several papers, not just on Egyptian mummies. Be sure to check out Jasmine Day’s essay on the ethics of displaying mummies. I may have posted something related to that earlier.

Foolcast 047 – Astronomar & CRNKN “Mummy Mix”

Astronomar and CRNKN are two of the coolest lil wizards currently casting spells in the crowded field of electronic dance music. Their signature sounds manage to be chunky and immediate yet odd as hell, as evidenced on their recent Clubhouse banger “Young Mummy”. Hear that tune and many others on this bumpin new Foolcast, the […]

Atherosclerosis In Ancient Mummy Bodies Due To Chronic Infection?

3 weeks agoOdd : FuturePundit

Heart disease and stroke have been characterized products of modern civilization. But is that true? CT scans of ancient mummified bodies turned up just as much atherosclerotic disease as found in modern Egyptians. New research published...Show More Summary

Mazza on Papyri, Collectors and the Antiquities Market:

Roberta Mazza (University of Manchester), 'Papyri, Collectors and the Antiquities Market: a Survey and Some questions', Amelia 24th June 2014. Western papyrologists, scholars and pseudo - scholars are destroying mummy masks and panels...Show More Summary

Alex Kurtzman's The Mummy unwraps a later release date

We just brought you the news that Alex Kurtzman has been tapped to helm Universal's reboot of THE MUMMY, the first of a series of films that will weave together a universe based on Universal's classic movie monsters. When weShow More Summary

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