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Mummies are long dead pharaohs and nobles from the Egypt or the Three Niles area, they are bound up in a process called mummification in preparation for the afterlife. Their tombs were often cursed, and it is said that if the tomb is disturbed the mummy will come back to life to seek out the person who disturbed the tomb.

Mummies have been featured in many fantasy and horror stories two recent films "The Mummy" and "The Mummy Returns" have an example of one such evil mummy.