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Mummy Mia: the Fayum Mummy Portraits

By Jocelyn Hitchcock, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom A mummy, a vampire, and Frankenstein’s Monster walk into a bar… and order a classic Hollywood horror trope. Throughout the years, mummies have been cinematic vehicles for fear, leading to a widely held belief that Egyptian mummies were inherently spooky themselves. Immediately, we picture stiffly postured, white, tattered