Mummies – A Monster In Tight Wraps

Mummies monsters, in tightly wrapped white bandages, came to us in the 1890's, when a team of British archaeologists came upon the untouched tomb of Princess Ananka. The body of the High Priestess returned back to life accidentally. A curse follows the group of scientists, in order to punish them for waking the powerful guard of the grave who was buried with the priest. The story on famous monster Mummies became very popular and was made in to movies, which had large fan followings from “The Mummy” and “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor,” released in 2008.

It was from the 1932 film, The Mummy that the common image of Mummies monsters was built around. The story revolves around a field expedition in Egypt, which discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, along with the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life." The mummy as a monster, limps around frightening, terrorizing and killing people.


Since the 1800s, the European archaeologists have been known to be mesmerized by ancient Egypt. Many old tombs since then have been discovered but robbed of their incredible treasures and artifacts by grave robbers long-ago. The most famous discovery historically has been of that of the tomb of King Tutankhamen by the English archaeologist Howard Carter. Lying untouched somewhere beneath the scorching sands of Egypt, Tutankhamen's tomb was found, containing all of the gold and alabaster treasures. But it is believed that along with the discovery, also came a curse of mummies.

As the legend goes, the door to Tutankhamen's tomb had the following words inscribed: "Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the king."

The year that followed, it seems made the Tut's mummy making good on his curse. For instance, on the day the tomb was discovered, Carter's canary was devoured by a snake.

After a few months, Carter's financial backer, Lord Carnarvon, died all of a sudden. When he died, there was a power failure in Cairo, leading to blacking out of all the lights. Back at his estate in England, Carnarvon’s favorite dog howled and dropped dead. In 1925, when Tut's mummy was unwrapped, his body showed a wound on his face, exactly at the same spot as Carnarvon's insect bite. By 1929," according to Carter, the curse of the Mummy monster, 11 more people connected with the discovery of Tomb died unnatural deaths. But interestingly, Carter himself did not experience the rage of the mummies monsters curse.


Can a mummy as a monster spring back to life and look for revenge? Well, of course not. But according to scientists, these mummies can contain deadly mold spores deadly enough to kill a person.