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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 5:31 pm 
i agree with everyone that the historical errors definitly bugged me , but i also LOVED all of the movies. they are great. but i cant help correcting the errors sometimes when i am watching it lol.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2004 8:13 pm 
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This is a repost:

What you all seem to be overlooking is that The Mummy (starring Brendon Fraser 1999) is the second remake of the original Universal Studios 1932 movie The Mummy starring Boris Karloff. The first remake of this movie was Hammer Films 1957 version starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

Back in 1932 the history of AE was not nearly as popular as it is today. Yes the discovery of Tut's tomb sent a big Egypt craze and fad around the world but not much history was known by the general public before this. So when those at Universal Studios sought to make a horror film about a mummy that returns from the dead they chose some ancient Egyptian names of historical figures, or at least some that sounded similar to actual historical figures(Imhotep, Ankhsanamun [Ankhesenamun]), but not their actual history!

Of course when Hammer Films did the remake in 1957 it wouldn't have been right not to keep the same names of two of the main characters. Another funny thing about the Hammer Films remake is when they show a scene from Imhotep's tomb,the archaeologist finds a small wooden box in the shape of a cartouche that contains the papryrus scroll in which he reads aloud the hieroglyphs and awakens Imhotep. Anyhow the name on the cartouche shaped box is that of none other than Tutankamun!

So in 1999 The most recent remake of the movie was released. Although the producers took some liberties in changing around the plot quite a bit, the main storyline of Imhotep and Ankhsanamun remained.

So the producers and writers of the 1999 version did not select the names of the chracters but instead they were selcted 67 years earlier by the writers/producers of the original Universal Films movie.


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Re: facts about Imhotep
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2004 12:30 am 
nessa wrote:
Imhotep lived during the 3rd Dynasty in the Old Kingdom. Imhotep is credited as being the world's first genius. He was a physician, poet, architect, sage, astrologer, etc. He wrote a medical text that included 90 anatomical terms and over 10 injuries. He also started a medical school. He treated over 100 illnesses including tubercolosis and arthrites. He did all of this 2,200 years before Hippocrates, the Western Father of Medicine. 2,000 years after Imhotep's death, he was deified the god of learning and medicine. Just some facts for ya.


Great work Nessa! Some additional facts regarding Imhotep, if you don't mind. He started his career during the reign of Khasekhemwy last Pharaoh of the 2nd Dynasty. He becomes Chief Architect under Djoser who succeeded Khasekhemwy, designed the Step Pyramid. Pharaoh Snefure (1st Pharaoh of the 4th Dynasty) claimed that as a child, he had known Imhotep.

Even today's Egypt remembers Imhotep, the Egyptian Medical Association honors him has their patron.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:04 pm 
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That is relly cool that he is the patron! I didnt know that


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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2004 12:07 pm 
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hold on i sawit in a magazinee that imhotep was a the god od medicine?


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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2004 5:22 pm 
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thepharohsgod wrote:
hold on i sawit in a magazinee that imhotep was a the god od medicine?


Imhotep by the reign of the Ptolomies was elevated to that of a God, and actually considered to be the son of the Creator God Ptah. Imhotep was particularly known as a God of healing. So your magazine was right.:)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:58 am 
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A really interesting article on Imhotep, his life and steps to becoming a god can be found at:
www.touregypt.net/featurestories/imhotep.html
It states, among other subjects, how he became a demi-god about 100 years after his death, and a full god-ship in the Ptolemic Era. It really has a lot of good information.


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