Egytpologist Anthony Browder rates eight ancient Egypt scenes from movies and television for realism.
He analyzes the accuracy of the mummification process depicted in “The Mummy” (1999), with Brendan Fraser, and “Moon Knight” (2022), starring Oscar Isaac. He also comments on pyramids and ancient ruins in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981), starring Harrison Ford; “Gods of Egypt” (2016), featuring Chadwick Boseman; and “The Ten Commandments” (1956). Browder discusses famous pharaohs, kings, and queens depicted in “Exodus: Gods and Kings” (2014), “Cleopatra” (1963), and “Tut” (2015).
Browder is the director of the ASA Restoration Project, which is the first African American-funded archeological excavation in Egypt. The ASA is currently excavating three 25th-dynasty Kushite tombs. He is also an associate professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the author of books such as “Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization.”
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