The Curse of the Pharaohs Part 1

Mummies are a key to the past--a way to examine what was and what people believed long before our time. But digging up a grave, disturbing a tomb isn't as easy as it sounds. And sometimes, the results are deadly. The Curse of the Pharaohs is a curse believed to befall any person that dares to disturb the mummy of an ancient Egyptian person, especially a pharaoh. The curse makes no exceptions, not for a thief or well-intentioned archaeologists. The curse appears in many forms, including serious bad luck, illness, and even death. One of the first reported storie[...]


Paint it Brown – The Strange History of Mummy Paint

You've seen those Hollywood creature features. You've hung out with Jenna as she compared Brendan Fraser & Tom Cruise in their respective Mummy movies. But that doesn't mean there still aren't secrets about mummies just waiting to be unearthed. I'll be the first to admit - I am OBSESSED with Ancient Egypt. I'm not even sure when it started. I mean, I hated history class in high school. But now, gimme a documentary on the History Channel about the latest discovery from Zahi Hawass and I'm there! So, a few years ago, I set out to write a mummy story. It gave[...]