Episode 203 – Some Words with a Mummy

We’re having Some Words with a Mummy by Edgar Allan Poe! Won’t you listen in?

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Thanks once again to reader Joe Scalora for ending the Draculas and kicking off MUMMY MADNESS MONTH -or- IMHOTAPRIL!!!

That doc Chris was talking about? It’s Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret.

And the book? That was Electrified Sheep by Alex Boese.

And finally, a comic book look at our new friend, Allamistakeo.

Post Comment 3 comments on “Episode 203 – Some Words with a Mummy

  • Andrew Roedell on

    When I read this story years ago, I thought it was Poe’s way of poking fun of how proud his fellow Americans were of their “enlightened” civilization and “modern” technology, and their nineteenth-century assumption that culture was always ascending to higher and higher stages.

    On another note — I saw this story today and thought you might both enjoy it: It seems Harvard’s rare book collection includes a few books bound in human flesh:

    https://roadtrippers.com/blog/harvard-discovers-three-of-its-library-books-are-bound-in-human-flesh

    It seems a latter-day Wilbur Whateley would find some items of interest at Harvard . . .

  • Chris Miles on

    This reminded me of the French film “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec”.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Extraordinary_Adventures_of_Ad%C3%A8le_Blanc-Sec_(film)

    Looking forward to your show on “Lot No.249”. Went to a lecture last year at Liverpool Museum entitled “Mummies Versus Fenians” which looked at the literary and Egyptology background to this story.

    http://daybees.com/events/263816/mummies-versus-fenians-egyptology-imperialism-and-the-popular-fiction-of-arthur-conan-doyle/

    The curator of the Egyptology department of the Museum talked about the collection at Liverpool and we got to touch and smell some artefacts.

  • darren t. on

    How about going with ‘Ancient April month for mummies’ for the name. Agreed this one is hard with all the mummies being named & not so iconic as Dracula.

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