On episode 52 of the Archaeological Fantasies Podcast we talk about Mummies!
We all think we know about the story of King Tut, but a lot of it was embellishment at the time, as well as confusing the story of Tut’s discovery with stories of other mummies at the time. Ken, Jeb, and I talk about the reality of the Mummy’s curse, in this episode. We’re also able to sus out where some of the myths about the Mummy’s curse come from, who probably started them. We also make some possible connections between King Tut and Cthulhu (noting a trend?) and talk about the long term impacts of the idea of the mummy. It’s a great episode, go give it a listen!
I’ll be listening asap – a couple of years ago the Peabody Museum in New Haven had an Egyptomania exhibit that was amazing, even had a tableau of a mummy unwrapping party from the 1800’s.
Q: Why was Tutankhamen confused?
A: His daddy was a mummy. 😛