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The 1993 film The Mummy Lives, starring Tony Curtis with a screenplay by Nelson Gidding, was suggested by Edgar Allan Poe's story "Some Words with a Mummy" (1845).

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According to etymology, the English word mummy is derived from medieval Latin mumia, a borrowing of the Arabic word m?miyyah (?????), which means "bitumen."

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The earliest known "mummified" individual dates back to approximately 3300 B.C.E., although it is not an internationally renowned mummy, such as Rameses II or Seti I.

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Probably the best preserved Chinese mummy is Lady Dai from Mawangdui.

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An even older but less well-preserved unnamed mummy was found in Spirit Cave, Nevada in 1940 and carbon-dated to around 7400 B.C.E.

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Often finger and toe protectors were placed over the mummy's fingers and toes to prevent breakage.

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Bob Brier, an Egyptologist, was the first modern scientist to successfully recreate a mummy using the ancient Egyptian method.

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A mummy is a dead body whose skin and dried flesh have been preserved over an extended time period.

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The most famous ancient mummy is –¶tzi the Iceman, frozen in a glacier in the –¶tztal Alps around 3300 B.C.E.

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Many sacred charms and amulets were placed in and around the mummy and the wrappings.

Ancient Egypt Egyptian Mummies. The methods of embalming, or treating the dead body, that the ancient Egyptians used is called mummification. Using special processes, the Egyptians removed all moisture from the body, leaving only a dried form that would not easily decay.

The following list contains stories of some of the most fascinating mummies in the world:King Tutankhamun. An Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, King Tut, as he's famously known as, died at a very young age. ... Ramesses II. ... Hatshepsut. ... Vladimir Lenin. ... Ginger.Rosalia Lombardo.

In fact, the oldest-known Egyptian mummy, dated around 3500 BC, is believed to have been created this way. The first "artificial" Egyptian mummies were made around 3000 BC. These early efforts at embalming were crude, but reflected the culture's emerging beliefs about preserving the dead to achieve eternal life.Jan 20, 1998

His body was originally entombed in the Valley of the Kings, as was customary for a pharaoh, but ancient Egyptian priests later moved it to thwart rampant looters. In 1881, Ramesses II's mummy was discovered in a secret royal cache at Deir el-Bahri, along with those of more than 50 other rulers and nobles.May 28, 2013

While the earliest mummy that has been found in Egypt dated around 3000 BC, the oldest anthropogenically modified Chinchorro mummy dates from around 5050 BC. The oldest naturally mummified mummy recovered from the Atacama Desert is dated around 7020 BC.

After dehydration, the mummy was wrapped in many layers of linen cloth. Within the layers, Egyptian priests placed small amulets to guard the decedent from evil. Once the mummy was completely wrapped, it was coated in a resin in order to keep the threat of moist air away.