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Doris V. Sutherland

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325956

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325956.001.0001

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(p.117) Conclusion
The Mummy

Doris V. Sutherland

Liverpool University Press

This concluding chapter addresses the recurring themes of ancient Egypt and the mummy in popular culture. The treasures of Tutankhamun had been unpacked and examined by the public, directly or through reproduced images. These images are those of age-old artefacts, pharaohs, Egyptian princesses, and mummies. The names of the principal characters change: sometimes they are Imhotep and Anck-es-en-Amon, other times Kharis and Ananka, but they are always recognisable. Moreover, these characters return in many different forms. Ultimately, the living mummy has joined the vampires, the zombies, the knife-gloved killers, the ghost girls in TV sets, and all those other monsters created in horror films.

Keywords:   ancient Egypt, living mummy, popular culture, Tutankhamun, horror films

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