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The movie The Mummy was created it seems almost purely based on stereotypes sacrificing both historical accuracy and entertainment value Set in ancient and 1920s Egypt two time period that no doubt bring many vivid images to mind However the majority of those images are skewed in someway and unfortunately in this film Throughout the film the most basic historical facts on architecture costume characters and technological innovations were either skewed in some way or completely ignored In addition many blatantly obvious points on the role of men and women and class structure and were overlooked Of all the characters in the film only Imhotep and Anck-Su-Namun have a place in history the rest are completely fictional This however does not mean the Imhotep and Anck-Su-Namun of the film are as they are perceived in history His portrayal in the movie was somewhat more than unflattering as he was shown in essence to be an high priest that fell in love with one of the pharaoh Seti I wives Anck-Su-Namun then returns as an evil half-dead creature All save that Imhotep being a high priest is made up Imhotep lived during the reigns of Khasekhem and Djoser around 2980 BCE almost 2000 years before the time period the film placed him Also he was more than just a priest he was an architect vizier to the pharaohs sculptor and even a renowned physician who seemed to be generally thought of as very caring Anck-Su-Namun too lived in a different time but only by a 100 She was the daughter of Nefertiti and was married to Tutankhamun and Ay very different from her life in the film The portrayal of the role of women in the film is very interesting as there are only two women in the film one in the 1920s and one in ancient Egypt Anck-Su-Namun as seen in the film had no power what so ever This was not true
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