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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 1950's 1960's 1970's 3100 B.C. 3100 B.C. History of 'The Scorpion King' 3100 B.C. 2600 B.C. Imhotep: Third Dynasty Although Imhotep is portrayed as an evil priest in "The Mummy," the legendary poet, priest and adviser to King Djoser is actually considered the first recorded architect, physician, and engineer. He's famous for building the first pyramids in Egypt Djoser's Step Pyramid complex at Saggara. And, he never met Anck-Su-Namun, who lived during a later dynasty. Dynasty 0: Scorpion King He was considered a myth for thousands of years, but it has beenconfirmed there actually was a Scorpion King (or King Scorpion). King Narmer — literally "striking catfish" — wasn't mentioned in Egyptian histories, but a hieroglyph depicting the ancient leader was discovered in 1898. More than a century later, a Germanarchaeologist excavated an Abydos tomb he believes belonged to the Scorpion King. Anck-Su-Namun She was queen of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt, wife of one of the most famous Pharaohs in Egyptian history, Tutankhamun aka King Tut. Ankhesenamun (as it's usually spelled) had to marry her half-brother as a child (he was 8-10; she was 13). After King Tut died at only 17-19, she became awidow with a kingdom to run (and a successor to find) in her early 20s. 1330 B.C. 1290 B.C. The Pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt is the son of Ramesses I and father of Ramesses II. He is responsible for securing the prosperity of Egypt and for building his memorial temple in Abydos. His tomb in the Valley of Kings in Thebes is considered the most elaborate. In the movie, she's portrayed as Pharaoh Seti I's daughter. In reality she was one of the Great Royal Wives of Ramesses II but her background is unknown. She was a powerful Queen of Egypt and reportedly one of the mostbeautiful even in death, since her tomb is the largest and most lavish in the Valley of the Queens. Nefertiti Emperor Qin Shi Huang Qin Shi Huang really was the first Emperor of unified China. Obsessed with immortality, he ordered the construction of what would become the Great Wall of China and searched for the mythical elixir of life, so he could live forever. He even built himself a massive tomb with the famous life-sized Terracotta Army, which he believed would allow him to conquer in the heavens as he had on earth. 1270 B.C. King Seti I 1920s 220 B.C. Although the timing and location (there is no Hamunaptra aka "City of the Dead") might be fictional, the nomadic Tuareg tribe did resist the invasion of the French and battled the Foreign Legion in their Central Saharan homelands. The Tuareg's swords were no match for the French troops' advanced weaponry, so by the 1920s, the French had dismantled most of their confederations. French Foreign LegionBattles Tuareg Nomads Evelyn the Egyptologist In "The Mummy," Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) is a librarian and student of Egyptology. That's believable, since Egyptology/archaeology gained notoriety in the 1880s, when British archeologist Flinders Petrie developed the methodology for preserving excavated findings from the ancient world. In America, Egyptology was popularized with the creation of The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago in 1919, just a few years before "The Mummy" is set. Archeologists as Spies In the third "Mummy" film, which takes place in 1946, the O'Connells reveal they worked as spies during WWII. There actually were archeologists who worked as spies, but the majority of them did so during World War I, not World War II. And most of them were stationed in Greece and Turkey. 1940s Own "The Scorpion King 4: Quest For Power" On Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD
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