For those wanting a web experience there is no better site than “Ancient Egypt Online”. It has concise but fact-filled entries for hieroglyphics, the gods and goddesses of Egypt, society, monuments, chronology and more. There are also many maps. Fun and informative.
Film poster for the 1932 film The Mummy. Employee(s) of Universal Pictures, attributed to Karoly Grosz. Image is public domain; obtained on Wikimedia Commons.
“The Mummy”, directed by Karl Freund; produced by Carl Laemmele Jr; starring Boris Karloff. (Universal Pictures, 1932).
Call Number: DVD 012 264
This horror classic is also one of the best films made about both ancient and early twentieth century Egypt. The lengthy flashback sequence in which Karloff’s high priest Imhotep narrates his illicit love affair, and subsequent arrest and execution by embalming manages to catch the stifling ceremony and brute savagery of Pharaoh’s court. The scenes of the excavation of Imhotep’s tomb manage to give a realistic depiction of archeological practices of the day and to capture the sinister, brooding, dreamlike quality of the ancient ruins themselves.