My favorite movie series is “The Mummy”. That being said, I love it when historical movies like that are 100% factual. The clothing used in the movie was surprisingly similar to the clothing that would have been worn at that time in ancient Egypt, except for the almost complete nudity seen on Anck Sun Amun at the beginning – complete nudity was very rare and only done by extremely rich and powerful Egyptians. As for the historical characters, I know for a fact that Imhotep was real; he was an architect, engineer and physician who served under Djoser in the Third Dynasty. I’m fairly certain that Anck Sun Amun was one of the six daughters of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. The plot that the movie follows is somewhat hit and miss. During the opening, we are introduced to King Seti I, Imhotep and Anck Sun Amun. Anck Sun Amun was supposed to marry Seti, but she was in love with Imhotep. Seti soon finds out about it and is infuriated. Imhotep and Anck Sun Amun end up stabbing Seti to death, guards go after Imhotep and Anck Sun Amun commits suicide. Later, Imhotep tries to resurrect Anck Sun Amun at Hamunaptra, the City of the Dead, with the black book of the dead. Although this makes for an interesting plot twist, none of it ever actually happened. The book of the dead, as well as the book of the living, did actually exist, but they were instruction manuals buried with royalty to help them transition to the after life. In the movie, Imhotep used five canopic jars to hold Anck Sun Amun’s organs during her resurrection: this is completely false, every basic Egyptologist knows that only four canopic jars were needed to hold the necessary organs for mummification. The city of Hamunaptra does actually exist, but it is not nearly the grand city of the dead the movie makes it out to be. In reality, it is a poorly built city with no plan behind it. Much less impressive. Imhotep’s punishment for touching Seti’s future bride was to have his tongue cut out and to be mummified alive. He also had scarab beetles poured inside his coffin that ate him alive. This also never actually happened. There was not a scarab beetle in existence that had the capability to burrow under a person’s skin and eat them from the inside out. The worst they could have done was to cause a bad rash and infection.