Unearthing Tales From the Crypt

In October, The British Library will publish Lost in a Pyramid, a collection of mummy stories from a series of authors such as, Louisa May Alcott, Arthur Conan Doyle, and other “rare discoveries unearthed for the first time in over 100 years.”

Twelve stories are to be included in the book. According to The Guardian, “The mummy story had its heyday between 1869 and 1910, encouraged by British military and political involvement in Egypt, and the ongoing excavation of key archaeological sites.” Museums across the world have featured various sarcophagi in their Egyptian rooms and taught us a lot about the processes of mummification throughout ancient Egypt. 

Mummies fascinate archaeologists and historians alike. They have sparked curiosity with us readers, writers, and anyone who finds ancient things captivating. There are a number of documentaries and movies about mummies, and now, ITV will be featuring a four-part drama about the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Mummies and the mysteries of ancient Egypt have enthralled us for many centuries. Lost in a Pyramid is sure to open our eyes to mummy tales we haven’t seen before and keep our interest in mummies at an all time high.


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