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Location: Egypt        Length: 23 min

This is the fictional story of Khonso-Imhep, Head Musician of the Pharaoh's court during the 18th Dynasty, as he passes from life into the afterworld, complete with a trial that determines his fate. Through re-enactments and imagery on wall paintings, this film depicts the ancient Egyptian mummification process and the religious rituals involved in preparing a dead body. This story displays the unique funeral ceremonies surrounding the preparation of a mummy and portrays the religious beliefs involved, as well as the mummy's discovery by archaeologists.

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Written and Directed by Mohamed El Abassery

"Trial of a Mummy" is available for purchase in TAC Marketplace.

Duke Papyrus Archive (Duke University)

Egyptian Mummies (Smithsonian Institution)

Egyptology Resources

Guardian's Egypt

Mark Millmore's Ancient Egypt

The University of Memphis Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology