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Mummy, The - Egypt Inaccuracies
What an unfortunate cooincidence-- me with my amateur egyptological training, plus my biggest pet peeve (historical innacuracies in movies) plus The Mummy... Uh oh.
I can point out a GREAT DEAL of innacuracies in the first scene:
For one, The pyramids were not in thebes.
The anubis statues were leaning forwards. Egyptian art follows strict guidlines. One of the biggest rules in statuary is Stand straight, stand tall... no leaning.
Also, Anubis is the god of the dead. Very morbid to put huge statues of the god of the dead in a town center. Like a giant Grim Reaper in the middle of a playground.
Egyptians didn't wear black. They couldn't -- thier fabric dyes weren't strong enough.
My greatest irritation--- For God's sake!!! The Egyptians didn't have gold! Lame!!!
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 06-14-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Anpu Lover writes:
Ok, the Anubis statue was looking down, so it would have to lean, plus sand over time would add to the leaning. Anubis was a very revered God. You are such a dumb a$$! Ofcourse the Ancient Egyptians had gold! What do you think King Tutankhamun's gold funerary mask was made out of!? It was 14 karat GOLD! And the Ancient Egyptians used gold on many other things.
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sykopharaoh writes:
But if you notice, Hamunaptara is the city of the dead, and if you know anything about Egypt is that when you die your soul goes to the underworld. And Anubis is the god of the underworld, hence the reason why his statue was in the city of Hamunaptara.
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Chrystel writes:
Egyptians didn't have gold?! Then what is King Tut's sarcophagus made out of???
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Antidisestablishmentarianism writes:
To Trickygirl. No, they did not mean gold lame,(la-mae), because they finished the sentence about gold before they put lame. gold! lame!!. Why would they break that up into two sentences? There are many things that this person hasn't taken into account. Firstly, this is a fiction movie. Second, I'm sure the Egyptians didn't make their statues without noses, but those got worn away with time.
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Kaci writes:
The statues are like thousands of years old. They're not going to be perfect after all those years.
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Weave writes:
Nope. The way he said it...The Egyptians didn't have Gold! Lame!!! Made it pretty obvious that he didn't mean GOLD LAME. But he was calling the 'history accuracy' of the movie lame.
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TrickyGirl writes:
I think that the person who wrote the original posting meant that the Egyptians didn't have GOLD LAME (La-may) the fabric...aren't Imotep and what's-her-name wearing it or the pharoh or the guards or someone. I haven't seen the movie for a while but I vaguely remember thinking that myself.
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