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    Saw his exhibit today. Why is there no movie about his life? He is a legend.
    If he were alive today we'd be blabbing all about him here.

    I want to see his life depicted on the big screen even if it would have to be over all fictitious or speculative.

    Anyone else see the exhibit? It was quite interesting.

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    I did last month. It was pretty cool. I'm sure with ancient civ movies being so popular now someone is cooking something up.

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    well there are some interesting ones on discovery channel

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    I've seen them, SVZ, I'm talking about an epic film or along the lines of "Troy".

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    The docs are great, i remember watching a movie about King tut. It was awful though, and i think the subtitles were all wrong. There seems to be a king tut movie in the works, but nothing seriously concrete i think the movie execs are too busy doing those gladiator-esque films.
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    I don't know if he actually did something worth making a movie about.

    One of the strange things about ancient Egypt is that the importance
    of the discovery is in no way a reflection on the importance of the
    deceased Egyptian notable. Tut died at 19 unless I'm mistaken,
    and I don't know when he began to rule, or what he did when
    he did rule. There are probably more movies about his discovery
    than about his actual life. And all the pharaohs of that era built
    huge tombs and crammed them full of ebony statues and treasures.

    Now, if they ever find the tomb of Alexander the Great,
    the ruler of Asia, that would be astonishing.

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    I think the lure of Kind Tut was the mystery over his death. They keep changing what exactly happened to him. That and the curse that was said to be on the tomb of those who disturbed it. Didn't quite a few people die? I think I remember them saying it had something to do with the fact that they had shaved and then went into the tomb and that there were some bacteria in there that contribute to the deaths.

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    There are varying accounts. Here's part of one that
    dwells on the curse:

    By 1929 eleven people connected with the discovery of the Tomb
    had died early and of unnatural causes. This included two of Carnarvon's
    relatives, Carter's personal secretary, Richard Bethell, and Bethell's father,
    Lord Westbury. Westbury killed himself by jumping from a building. He left a
    note that read, "I really cannot stand any more horrors and hardly see what
    good I am going to do here, so I am making my exit."

    What horrors did Westbury refer to?

    The press followed the deaths carefully attributing each new one
    to the "Mummy's Curse." By 1935 they had credited 21 victims to King Tut.
    Was there really a curse? Or was it all just the ravings of a sensational press?

    Herbert E. Winlock, the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in
    New York City, made his own calculations about the effectiveness
    of the curse. According to to Winlock's figures of the 22 people present when the tomb was opened in 1922, only 6 had died by 1934.
    Of the 22 people present at the opening of the sarcophagus in 1924,
    only 2 died in the following ten years. Also ten people were there when
    the mummy was unwrapped in 1925, and all survived until at least 1934.
    source: http://www.unmuseum.org/mummy.htm
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