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    When you think of a mummy what comes to mind? Most of us usually picture an Egyptian mummy wrapped in bandages and buried deep inside a pyramid. While the Egyptian ones are the most famous, mummies have been found in many places throughout the world, from Greenland to China to the Andes Mountains of South America. A mummy is the body of a person (or an animal) that has been preserved after death. Normally when we die, bacteria and other germs eat away at the soft tissues (such as skin and muscles)

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    millennium B.C. It may date back many years, but was not perfected till many years later to what we officially call mummification. (Dunand 27) We call it mummification and the body’s mummies because of the Persian word for bitumen, which is "mummia". The reason for this name is because of the dark skin of mummies, which people mistook for bitumen. Bitumen is a mineral formed for a tar like substance. (Becket 31) One of the main reasons to prepare the body, making it look like bitumen, was for

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    Mummies According to British anthropologist, Edward Tylor, culture is "that complex whole which included knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society." (Ferraro, 18) Many cultures around the world have fascinating ceremonies and rites held for their dead but perhaps the most amazing is that of the ancient Egyptians. They are famous for their skillful embalming and their elaborate burial customs. The Egyptians believed

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    Secrets of the Alpaca Mummies

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    This article explores the alpaca mummies and the rare, luxurious fabric that can be produced from the alpaca’s wool and Jane Wheeler’s study of the alpaca and llamas. The alpaca is a small, slender member of the camel family. The woolen fabric from the alpaca’s fleece was highly prized. In 1533, Francisco Pizarro laid plunder to Cuzco. He and his soldiers robbed the city of all the gold and silver that was available. The alpaca’s wool was important to the Inca empire. The alpaca’s wool had many purposes

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    Mummy In Ancient Egypt

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    The discovery of Tutankhamun’s mummy gave great insight into the Ancient Egyptian process of mummification. The extensive process is no longer the mystery that it once was. Since Egypt is known for its dry, humid climate, the earliest mummies were buried in shallow pits of sand, the organs placed in special pottery jars. Often, pottery coffins were used, but at times, bodies were placed in the sand. Around 2,000 B.C., when mummification practices became more widespread, bodies underwent an elaborate

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    first horror movies created was The Mummy (1932) and it was directed by Karl Freund. The movie was a huge success and many remakes followed for years to come. This film had no official sequels, but rather semi-remakes done over the years. In 1999 the most recent remake of The Mummy was produced and was directed by Stephen Sommers. It is the closest film to a remake of the original film from 1932. This movie was another blockbuster hit and allowed for The Mummy franchise to start over. This

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    Exploration of Egyptian Mummies Many ancient civilizations believed in life after death. We identify mumification with ancient Egypt. The ancient Egyptians - during the time of the dynasties - believed that mummification would guarantee the soul passage into the next life. Some believed that the dead lived on in the tomb. While others thought of the dead as having gone to a blessed afterworld in some far-distant place. That being the case they provided for both worlds. In no other civilization

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    Bog Mummies In 1640 a bog body was discovered by a farmer in Holstein, Germany. This was possibly the first recorded instance of such a discovery, but what is a bog, how are human beings preserved in one, and how are bog mummies different from others? This essay will explain the one-of-a-kind characteristics of a bog and how all of these events can take place in one. To begin, wetlands, such as bogs, all have basic characteristics that group them together, however they still manage to maintain

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    The Mummy Portrait of a Woman from Faiyum, Egypt (ca. 100-110 A.D.) and the Bust of a Roman Matron from Alexandria, Egypt (ca. 140-150 A.D.) both commemorate a female individual by realistically depicting them, and endowing them with a sense of nobility and virtue. However, each work conveys this sense of individuality through the employment of different mediums and techniques. The Mummy Portrait follows the Egyptian tradition of mummification that has been in place for over 3,000 years, while also

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    Analysis of Mummy Returns and Twister In The Mummy Returns, the opening sequence has very bright colours and lighting like gold and black. They are vibrant and realistic. However, in Twister the lighting is low-key like dark, shadowy and the colours are blue and black. This introduces the film as if it is a horror, but a few minutes later it shows it is an action/adventure movie because there is news on the T.V. of a twister and also right at the beginning, the title credits are on screen

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