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The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
USA, 2006

Leonor Varela, Casper Van Dien, Malcolm McDowell
Directed by Russell Mulcahy


Thousands of years ago, the great child king Tutankhamen ruled. Few know the details of his life—no one knows the secrets of his death. All that is about to change. It’s 1922, and free-spirited archaeologist Danny Freemont is infamous for his outlandish theories about the pyramids, Atlantis, alien civilizations, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. He may enliven the lectures at Cairo University, but he certainly infuriates serious Egyptologists like the beautiful Dr. Azelia Barakat —especially when it comes to his speculations about the life and death of Tutankhamen. Freemont is certain that if found, the Emerald Tablet, rumoured to be buried in Tut’s tomb, would hold the power to control the world. (source: Hallmark Entertainment)

4-hours miniseries by production company RHI Entertainment (formerly Hallmark Entertainment), which was also responsible for the Cleopatra (1999) miniseries. In 1998 director Russell Mulcahy already filmed "Tale of the Mummy" (or "Talos the Mummy").

The Ten Commandments
USA, 2006

Dougray Scott, Linus Roache, Omar Sharif, Paul Rhys


Two-part four-hour television miniseries by RHI Entertainment (formerly Hallmark Entertainment). Shot on location in Ouarzazate, Morocco with a stellar international cast, the miniseries charts Moses’ dramatic journey, from his narrow escape from death as a child to his emancipation of the Hebrew slaves and the renowned parting of the Red Sea.

Het Huis Anubis
Netherlands/Belgium, 2006

Iris Hesseling, Lucien van Geffen, Vreneli van Helbergen

The dutch youth-series "The House Anubis" tells the story of a boarding school in an old house. The house was once occupied by Egyptian archaeologists and the young boarders soon find out it is haunted by an ancient curse! According to the makers, the story was inspired by the alleged curse that hit the discoverers of the tomb of Tutankhamun back in 1922. The ancient Egyptian element in this series is, however, pretty thin as the story primarily focuses on the relationship between the teenagers living in the house.

Escape to the House of Mummies, part II
USA, 2006

TV-series The Venture Bros.


In this sequel to a fictional part I, Team Venture find themselves trapped in a pyramid in the clutches of a bloodthirsty ancient Egyptian cult of Osiris and their time machine. Dr. Venture narrowly escapes and teams up with Master Billy Quizboy and Pete White, but promptly forgets to mount a rescue. So it's up to Brock and a pantheon of history's greatest men to find another way out.

Episode 18 of the animated series "The Venture Bros." (26 episodes so far) which chronicles the adventures of two dopey teenage boys Hank and Dean, their super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus Venture, and their father's secret-agent bodyguard Brock Samson. The show contains a lot of references to other animated adventures of the past.

King Tooten Pooten
USA, 2006

TV-series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

Grey DeLisle,Greg Eagles, Vanessa Marshall


At the Endsville Museum, Irwin's grandfather, a former pharaoh, rises from the dead and visits Irwin's home, which is filled with Sassy Cat merchindise and a giant picture of Mandy. He convinces Irwin that he is the next pharaoh called King Tooten Pooten and that he should come to the museum. At the museum, they unleash (with the help of a miniature stargate) a swarm of scarabs that turn everyone into Irwin's minions. They will make a pyramid for Irwin to make him more popular, but Irwin's parents persuade him not to become a pharaoh, but Irwin doesn't obey them and speeds up the process of making a pyramid. When the pyramid is almost finished, Irwin's grandfather tells him that once the pyramid is finished, he and his grandfather can never leave. In the future, the pyramid is shown in a museum exhibit where Irwin complains.

Episode 2 of the 7th season of the series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy".

Ancient History
USA, 2006

TV-series Justice League Unlimited


Hawkman's eternal foe Shadow Thief magages to capture him together with Green Lantern and Shayera. He then forces them to watch a vision of their past selves developing society in ancient Egypt with Thanagarian technology.

This episode of the series "Justice League Unlimited" follows up on the events which were unfolded in the earlier episode "Shadow of the Hawk" (see elsewhere in this list). "Justice League Unlimited" features superheroes old and new who together battle alien invasions, powerful sorcerors, shadow conspiracies and ancient gods.

Shadow of the Hawk
USA, 2006

TV-series Justice League Unlimited


Shayera agrees to meet with Carter Hall, an archaeologist who has discovered Thanagarian artifacts from ancient Egypt. With a suspicious Batman eavesdropping, Carter reveals himself to be her reincarnated lover from the past and Hawkman to a confused Shayera.

Episode form the animated adventure series "Justice League Unlimited", featuring a wide array of DC Comics hero characters and their respective mythos. Together they battle the threat of an alien invasions. In this episode, it appears that in ancient times Egypt had unknowingly played home to several figures not of Earth. A demoness once ruled Africa and part of Eurasia with her supposed power of the gods. In 6600 BC, two Thanagarian officers were stranded in Egypt. Together, they used their advanced technology to bring order and prosperity to a chaotic land. The storyline of this particular episode is continued in the episode "Ancient History". See elsewhere in this list.

Night at the Museum
USA, 2006

Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke
Directed by Shawn Levy


A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient Egyptian curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

G.I Joe and the Battle for the Serpent Stone
USA, 2006

Scott Roberts, Olivia Briggs, Aaron Mendleson
Directed by Sean Olson

The race is on as Duke, Lady Jaye and Snake Eyes take on Cobra in a perilous quest for the Apophis Stone, an ancient Egyptian artifact with the power to summon a unstoppable demon army. Can they get to it before Cobra?

Low budget live-action short made for Internet and based on the cartoon series "G.I. Joe" which ran in the late 70’s and early 80’s, itself based on a line of action figures.

Old Dogs
UK, 2006

TV-series New Tricks

Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman, James Bolam, Alun Armstrong

A spate of violent dog killings 30 years ago provoked an outcry from animal rights activists and the public. But the investigating team were never able to identify the killer. When a dog is found dead on Hampstead Heath, with hallmarks of the original killings, the team are asked to re-examine the case. With only one suspect being identified during the first investigation, they have to work fast before any more animals are slaughtered. As the new investigation progresses, surprisingly an old Egyptology professor becomes a new and very likely suspect...

Episode from the television detective series "New Tricks" about three retired police officers who are drafted in to solve cold cases.

King Tuck
USA, 2006

TV-series Danny Phantom


Danny's best friend Tucker is running for student body president, but no one’s paying his campaign any notice, and that includes his campaign managers: Danny and Sam. On a field trip to a museum to look at ancient Egyptian artifacts, everyone is surprised that the pharaoh in question looks just like Tucker. And when Tucker looks in a ghostly mirror, his image brings the pharaoh’s minion, Hotep Ra, to life! Hotep Ra bows before Tucker and becomes his servant, urging him to not stand by anymore and be ignored. Tucker’s new attitude -- with help from his new king’s scepter -- gets him even more respect than he expected when he accidentally transports his friends and classmates to ancient Egypt during a school debate. Now, Tucker is a king, and it’s hard not to enjoy the perks. Unfortunately, the servant Hotep Ra has his eye on Tucker’s throne and some sinister plans in mind for the students of Casper High. (source: tv.com)

Episode from the animated children's series "Danny Phantom" about a fourteen year old boy who is almost a regular kid, goes to school and has friends, deals with bullies, the only difference being that he fights off ghosts to save the world.

The Sacred Stone of Horus
Germany, 2006

A Sacred stone is kept guarded at all times and many a thieves have tried to steal the jewel from its rightful place. Will a new and curious adventurer be more successful?

3D animation short by students from the German Film School.

Aziris Nuna

Russia, 2006

Fillip Adeyev, Roman Kirimov, Vyacheslav Grishechkin
Directed by Oleg Kompasov


A fantasy adventure, Aziris Nuna is set in an alternate reality that sees the architecture of Moscow blended with Egyptian temples and pyramids. The film tells the story of a pair of brothers, the children of a museum employee. When the pair learns that there are some new Egyptian artifacts in the museum storage room, they sneak out in the middle of the night to take a look for themselves. But they get more than they bargained for… there’s a vengeful mummy come to life, and hidden within a large statue, they discover a dormant spaceship that whisks them into outer space, where they are accompanied on a series of adventures by an ancient sphinx. (source: fantasiafestival.com)

De Kaboutermummie
Belgium, 2006

TV-series Kabouter Plop

Walter De Donder, Hilde Vanhulle, Aimé Anthoni, Agnes De Nul

Smal needs to practice her skills as a nurse. She finds Klus a willing victim, wrapping him totally in bandages. Their friends Plop and Kwebbel and totally unaware of this and faint immediately when confronted with his mummy-like appearance. Klus walks off with both arms stretched before him, like a real mummy from the a 1940's movie!

Episode from the popular Belgian children series "Kabouter Plop" about the adventures of Gnome named Plop and his friends.

Tomb It May Concern
USA, 2006

TV-series Tom and Jerry Tales

Jerry discovers the secret tomb of an ancient Egyptian cat known as King Rameses III of Apepee. Tom follows Jerry and discovers it as well, but while searching for him, Jerry hides in a mummy's coffin, which Tom opens. This angers the mummy inside, who chases the two. Then the tomb breaks into pieces after they open a brick and Jerry is congratulated for excavating the lost treasure. (source: wikipedia.org)

Episode from the Tom animated television series "Tomb and Jerry Tales" which ran from 2005 until 2008. Original 1940-1950's Tom and Jerry co-creator Joseph Barbera served as an executive producer before his death (2006).

Game On
USA, 2006

TV-series Genie In The House

When Emma plays a video game set in the ancient Egypt times and wishes that the mummy, who she cannot beat, wasn't in the game, Adil the Genie unwittingly transports this mummy into their house. Fortunately, the mummy thinks that Adil is his master, so Adil sees an opportunity to have his own servant for once. When Emma lets slip that Adil isn't really his master, the mummy starts chasing him. So Adil sends the mummy back into the game, but the wish goes wrong and their own living room is transformed there instead. After some difficulties Adil manages to overcome the mummy, put everything right and end the game.

Episode from the animated television series "Genie In The House" about a widowed father with two teenage daughters who find a dusty old lamp containing a real genie named Adil while exploring the loft of their new home. This leads to all sorts of magical adventures. The series has run from 2006 until present for more than 78 episodes.

Serpents of the Nile
USA, 2006

TV-series Hurricanes

A soccer stadium found near an old pyramid could be the sign that soccer was invented by the ancient Egyptians. The Hurricanes team opponent Stavros Garkos wants to steal the artifacts from the site because he believes that soccer was actually invented by the Ancient Greeks.

Episode from the animated television series "Hurricanes" about a fictional soccer team called the Hurricanes. In each episode they are either battling a renegade soccer league, The Gorgons managed by Stavros Garkos, or are having adventures off the field in many exotic world touring locations. The series ran for 63 episodes between 1993 and 1997.

The Edison Death Machine
USA, 2006

Stacey T. Gillespie, Ashley Arkels, Matthew Shipman
Directed by George Bonilla


Thought only to exist in legend, Edison's device for contacting the dead is found...and stolen. A group of professional thieves go on a global crime spree reanimating the dead in order to steal treasures thought long lost. Among them is the mummy of pharaoh Akananton, who curses them on the spot.

Low-budget zombie movie produced for the DVD market by filmmaker George Bonilla and ZP International.

OSS 117: Le Caire, Nid d'Espions
France, 2006

Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, Aure Atika
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius


Secret agent of the Office of Strategic Services, Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, who is also known by his code name OSS 117, is investigating the disappearance of an OSS agent and a Soviet cargo ship in Egypt. In doing so OSS 117 stumbles into a web of international intrigue that involves the French, the Soviets, the British, separate factions of Egyptians, a goofy Belgian spy and even a splinter group of the neo-nazis. The nazi's, it appears, have their secret headquarters in Giza in an ancient Egyptian tomb, something reminiscent of James Bond's "The Spy Who Loves Me" where the British secret service HQ is in a tomb as well, albeit on the Luxor West Bank.

Parody of the spy film genre and a continuation of the OSS 117 series of spy films from the 1950s and 1960s, which were in turn based on a series of novels by Jean Bruce, a prolific French popular writer.

Love and Monsters
UK, 2006

TV-series Doctor Who

David Tennant, Billie Piper


Tenth episode of (new) series 2 of the BBC science-fiction series "Doctor Who", following the adventures of a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor. This episode features a depiction of the timelord's TARDIS spacecraft (a 1960s-style London police box) as a hieroglyph on a Ptolemaic temple wall, an indication that he was there and the ancient Egyptians of the period knew the Doctor and his device.

Death from Beyond
USA, 2006

James Panetta, Trisha Hershberger, Sarah Marie Muhl
Directed by James Panetta


A number of people meet in a small apartment to film an amateur porn video. There they find an ancient Egyptian amulet and accidentally resurrect sexy Nefratis. Things turn bad when she starts killing them one by one to feed of their energies released during sex.

Low budget porn movie made for the video market.

The Sittaford Mystery
UK, 2006

TV-series Agatha Christie Marple

Geraldine McEwan, Timothy Dalton
Directed by Paul Unwin


Lord Trevelyan, a Member of Parliament and heir apparent to the Prime Minister is killed. Trevelyan made his fortune many years before in Egypt, having secretly uncovered a lost tomb. Miss Marple sets about piecing together the circumstances of his death, which involves a secret marriage, Winston Churchill, an escaped convict, a ouija board and a priceless Egyptian artifact...

Episode from the detective series "Marple", also known as "Agatha Christie's Marple", starring Geraldine McEwan as Miss Marple. Based on the 1931 novel by the same name by Agatha Christie, though major changes were made to the plot, including the killer's identity being different from the one in the novel.

Pyramids of Panic
USA, 2006

TV-series The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers

Episode 21 from the Flash animated series "The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers", about three daredevils who are on a world tour performing the wildest stunts the world has ever seen. While surfing sand dunes of Egypt, with their vehicle they accidentally destroy several pyramids, freeing a locked up mummy in the process. One of the destroyed pyramids, however, is Cleopatra's new tomb. Cleopatra orders them to clean things up and have the pyramid restored. After several failed attempts, including one building the pyramid upside down, they finally manage to put things right.

Time and Time Again
USA, 2006

Rayan Lawrence, Sherman Whittenburg, Sahr Ali
Directed by Shawn C. Gunn


"Love lives forever, if its True, you will find it Time and Time again."

A couple find themselves in a time loop of love and lost love. A champion wrestler in ancient Egypt falls for an Egyptian goddess who enchants him for lifetimes to the present. As a champion Basketball player he is unable to master love the way he can his competition, so he ends it over and over again, time and time again. (source: IMDb)

Short story made for television.

Son of Hades
USA, 2007

TV-series Rome

Ray Stevenson, Kevin McKidd, Lyndsey Marshal
Directed by Allen Coulter


After Caesar's death, Cleopatra comes to Rome in an attempt to salvage her reign and persuade Marc Antony to have the Romans acknowledge Caesarion as the legal son of Caesar. Meanwhile Octavian's endless demands for his inheritance rankle Antony.

Episode 14 of the epic television series "Rome", produced by HBO. One strange factual error in this episode is that Cleopatra did not come to Rome after Caesar's death, but was actually was living in Rome at the time he was assassinated. She immediately left upon his murder, never to return.

Pharaoh 'Nuff
USA, 2007

TV-series Las Vegas

James Caan, Josh Duhamel, Cheryl Ladd
Directed by David Straiton


An Egyptian mummy is to be displayed in an exhibit at the Montecito Hotel, but it gets stolen. Due to special circumstances the authorities cannot interfer with the problem, so Ed, Mike, Danny and Delinda are forced to retrieve the mummy on their own. The thief, it appears, is someone who has diplomatic immunity.

Episode 13 of season 3 of the television series "Las Vegas", a fast-paced, sexy drama that follows the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of a large resort and casino.

Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb
USA, 2007

Leanna Chamisch, John Calvin Doyle, Leo Wayne Dymowski
Directed by A. Susan Svehla

Intrepid adventurers Ace Zucco, Mike Flannigan and reporter Fay Kendal travel to Egypt to find missing archaeologist Rick Banning. The trail takes them back to London, Scotland and finally again to Egypt where they discover more than they bargained for as they find for the lost city of Lemuria.

This low budget independent feature by Midnight Marqee Productions is a parody on the 1940's mummy horror B-movies.

Blood Scarab
USA, 2007

Monique Parent, Brinke Stevens
Directed by Donald F. Glut


"A Vampire's Craving! A Mummy's Curse!"

Countess Elizabeth Bathory, history’s infamous lesbian vampire arrives from Transylvania to take over the Los Angeles castle of Count Dracula. Elizabeth orders the castle's servant Renfield to find a way for her to survive in daylight. He learns from Professor Foran, an archaeologist from the local museum, the legend of Hor-She-Sut, an evil Egyptian sorceress whose mummy is kept at the museum. Using the mummy as a conduit, Elizabeth contacts Hathor, the Egyptian 'blood goddess' and sister of the sun-god Ra. Hathor reveals that, by drinking the blood of three young women and also stealing their Ka's (spiritual souls), Elizabeth will be able to survive in sunlight. This Elizabeth does, but when she subsequently defies Hathor, Renfield summons the goddess. Hathor possesses and re-animates the Mummy’s body. Elizabeth and the Mummy battle outside the castle, but Renfield is finally able to subdue Elizabeth by wielding a sacred 'Blood Scarab' like a crucifix before her and impale her heart using one of the mummy's severed arms like a stake, thus saving Hathor.

Sands of Oblivion
USA, 2007

Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, George Kennedy
Directed by David Flores


Archaeologists uncover set pieces from director Cecil B. DeMille's epic 1923 film "The Ten Commandments" in the Guadalupe Sand Dunes of the central California coast. Unknown to them there is a legitimate Egyptian artifact amongst the rediscovered props which has trapped the spirit of an avenging ancient Egyptian god. The mysterious murders and accidents that happened while making the film many years ago start all over again.

Unholy Alliance
Australia, 2007

TV-series Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji

John Noble, Saskia Burmeister, Kain O'Keeffe
Directed by Grant Brown


Top gamers Tyler, Kirra and Alison are in Fiji for the launch of the new computer game called 'The Lost Treasure of Fiji'. But things go awry when they find themselves pulled inside the game in search of Tyler's younger brother, Marty. In virtual Fiji Tyler finds Marty has joined up with pirates and wants to beat his brother to the treasure to prove himself the better gamer. They find the treasure cave but are trapped inside. The treasure, it appears, contains quite a few ancient Egyptian items including powerful the Orb of Osiris.

Episode 12 from the children's adventure series "Pirate Islands - The Lost Treasure of Fiji", following on from the international success of 2003 "Pirate Islands" series.

I Want My Mummy
USA, 2007

TV-series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody

Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song
Directed by Phill Lewis


When Zack and Cody knock an ancient mummy over the balcony, Zack dresses Cody up to replace him for an exhibit. Esteban is scared of the curse of the mummy and he puts on garlic which smells awful! He and Maddie dress up Maddie's old doll so they can give the real mummy back to its correct place, not knowing that it's Cody.

Episode 64 of the television comedy series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody". The mummy in this episode is among arifacts that hotel owner London Leigh Tipton has brought with her from Peru. Though the rest of the objects appear to be of Inca origin, the mummy and its case are definitely Egyptian.

Return of the Ghostbusters
USA, 2007

The mile high city is rocked when an ancient Egyptian menace comes to town, and the Denver Ghostbusters must return to save the universe once more. In this sequel to the internet cult hit Freddy VS Ghostbusters, the boys in gray find themselves up to their eyeballs in spooks, as a greater threat looms on the horizon…

So-called fan film made for Internet by the independent film company BraxtanFILM and inspired by the original 1984 Ghostbuster movie. A talented cast and crew made up entirely of volunteers worked on this production over the internet and across borders for over two years. Featuring dazzling special effects, an original score, and an engaging story inhabited by quirky characters,.

Het Geheim van de Piramiden
Netherlands/Belgium, 2007

TV-series Kika & Bob

While trying to save Kika's cat from a church belltower, our heroes are blown away by a storm all the way to the sahara desert. There they meet Touareg nomads and get trapped inside an Egyptian pyramid. After a struggle to get out, they disguise themselves as mummies and hide inside the bag of a Belgian tourist to get back home.

Episode from the Dutch/Belgian animated series "Kika & Bob" about the adventures of a brave little girl and a not so clever fireman.

Agathe contre Agathe
France, 2007

Cécile Bois, François Vincentelli, Constance Dollé


While preparing a history thesis, Agathe discovers a picture of an ancient papyrus with mysterious hieroglyphs. She shows it to her professor who immediately recognizes it as one of the objects in his safe. He had been given this papyrus by his son shortly before he commited suicide. There is a link between this papyrus and the mysterious Freemason 'Order of Hathor', which was dissolved more than 200 years ago.

La Reine Soleil
France/Belgium, 2007

Directed by Philippe Leclerc


ancient Egypt, 18th dynasty. Akhesa, a charming 14 year old princess, is far from imagining that she will one day rule Egypt. She is a rather impetuous young person and who rebels against her father, pharao Akhenaton. She refuses to stay confined to the safe enclosure of the royal palace and wants to discover why her mother, queen Nefertiti, has exiled herself on the island of Elephantine. With the assistance of prince Thout, Akhesa flees in the hope o finding her mother. In contempt of all possible danger, the two teenagers travel along the banks of the Nile, over the extreme dunes of the desert and face the mercenaries and the priests who plot to get rid of the Pharao.

Het Egyptisch Masker
Belgium, 2007

TV-series Mega Mindy

Free Souffriau, Sjarel Branckaerts, Louis Talpe, Fred Van Kuijck, Nicky Langley
Directed by Matthias Temmermans, Klaus Verschuere

Mega Mindy has to save the day when an ancient Egyptian mask gets stolen from an exhibit in the police station by not so trustworthy guards.

Episode 12 from the popular Belgian children television series "Mega Mindy" about a shy policewoman Mieke and her alter ego, superwoman Mega Mindy. The series contains a lot of typical secret-hero elements also to be found in American series like "Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman" (1993-1997) and "ISIS" (1975), but especially adapted for younger children.

Brazil, 2007

Alessandra Negrini, Miguel Falabella, Bruno Garcia
Directed by Júlio Bressane


Highly stylised version of the story of queen Cleopatra infused with Portugese culture, described by filmmaker Júlio Bressan as "lyrical, tragical, musical, an immersion of passion into reason, an intellectual crossbreeding, a mixing of cultures, a blending state of madness and sensate, a ‘rêviere culturelle'… that's Cleopatra!"

Domain of the Damned
USA, 2007

Leon Blum, Melissa Bubela, Christin Sawyer Davis
Directed by Stacy Davidson


When a mysterious drifter reluctantly takes a job with a roadside haunted house, he quickly discovers that the attractions locked up in the basement are far more dangerous than plastic skeletons in rubber chains. Together with a mixed-up young woman in search for her lost nephew, and a host of liquored-up, live-remote radio deejays, Jerrod will have to solve the mystery of an ancient Egyptian amulet and face the wrath of the Angel of Death before he can be free of his curse: Necrophobia. (source: IMDb)

Gory low-budget 'indie' horror movie by Odyssee Pictures made for the video and DVD market about a haunted house full of undead creatures chained up as exhibits thanks to an ancient Egyptian curse.

Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji
USA, 2007

Jim Daly,Adelaide Clements, Saskia Burmeister, John Noble
Directed by Grant Brown


Three Australian computer game champs are forced to swap their game consoles for real swords when they are thrown into a virtual pirate island world in Fiji. They face the dreaded Captain Blackheart and a band of fierce pirates for a hoard of treasure stolen from an Egyptian pharaoh's tomb by the legendary pirate ship Neptune's Revenge and its captain, Salty Ben. There follows a battle against time to find three torn pieces of a treasure map which will lead to the treasure of treasures, the Eye of Osiris, and their way home.

This sequel to the international television series with the same name has everything children would enjoy: dumbfound silly pirates with funny face expressions, smart jealous but mischievous younger brother, pretty girls in hula skirts and the most catchy of all, hidden treasure. At the center of it an ancient Egyptian piece, of course - a logical thing for a series playing in the South Pacific!

The Mummy's Curse
USA, 2007

TV-series Growing Up Creepie

On a visit to the natural history museum, Creepie and her classmates get lost in the tomb of a mummified pharaoh, and only a dung beetle knows the way out.

Episode 16 from the animated television series "Growing Up Creepie" about the adventures of a little girl who was left on the doorstep of the home of a family of insects. The family have taken her in and raise her as one of their own, but she has to keep this a secret to the real world. The series ran between 2006 and 2008 for a total of 21 episodes, each featuring two adventures.

The Puzzle of the Sphinx
USA, 2007

TV-series Little Einsteins


The Little Einsteins and Rocket fly through Egypt when they see their friend the Great Sphinx. He's putting together a magic puzzle, and he needs their help. Rocket is a puzzle expert and eager to begin solving the Sphinx's sparkling brain twister, but things get even trickier when the magic puzzle pieces all bounce away. The team blasts off on a desert adventure that takes them from the Nile to the pyramids to the Temple of Ramses III. But they'll have to hurry. If they don't finish the puzzle before the magic hourglass runs out of sand, the puzzle won't do its magic. Will they find all the pieces in time?

Season 2 episode 46 from the animated tv-series "Little Einsteins". Based on a direct-to-video movie, it is an educational preschool series designed to teach art and music appreciation by integrating famous or culturally significant art works and classical music into the events of each episode. It centers around four children and their intelligent and transformable space/air/water-craft. The series ran on Playhouse Disney channel between 2005 and 2007.

The Ten Commandments
USA, 2007

TV-series Epic Stories of the Bible

Ben Kingsley, Christian Slater and Elliott Gould
Directed by John Stronach, Bill Boyce


Feature-length computer-animated film retelling of the story of Moses, the reluctant leader, who in the midst of trials and danger finds the strength to lead his people to freedom. First film in the "Epic Stories of the Bible" series by Promenade Pictures, a company creating family-friendly films.

The Boone Identity
USA, 2007

TV-series The Dresden Files

Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann
Directed by James A. Contner


Harry Dresden is called in to solve the mystery of how an Egyptian tablet called The Lock of Anubis and some Egyptian tattoos relate to a dead girl's ghost haunting her father.

Episode 2 from "The Dresden Files", an American television series based on the fantasy/mystery novels by Jim Butcher that follow the adventures of private investigator and wizard Harry Dresden as he recounts investigations into supernatural disturbances in modern-day Chicago. The series ran for only twelve episodes over one season.

Italy, 2007

Directed by Orlando Corradi


A young archer and general Horemheb lead the Egyptian army to victory against the foreign Hittites. However, more trouble awaits at home when the pharaoh is poisoned and dies. A deceitful priest is after the country's power, and even tries to murder new pharaoh Horemheb. The young archer is left to resolve the situation, earning him a new position in the end.

Full-length animated television movie.

USA, 2008

Hayden Christensen, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Lane
Directed by Doug Liman


David Rice, a kid from a broken home, discovers that he has a genetic anomaly that gives him the ability to teleport or jump instantly from location to location regardless of distance. In his quest for the man he believes to be responsible for the death of his mother, David draws the attention of the National Security Agency and another youth with the same abilities. That is when the trouble begins.

The ancient ruins of Egypt are among the many locations visited by teleport. The trailer shows David having a picnic on the head of the Sphinx. The film is currently in production.

10,000 BC
USA, 2008

Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Joel Virgel
Directed by Roland Emmerich


It is 10,000 BC and young hunter D'Leh has found his heart's passion in the beautiful Evolet. But when a band of mysterious warlords raid his village and kidnap Evolet, D'Leh leads a small group of hunters to pursue the warlords to the end of the world to save her. As they venture into unknown lands for the first time, the group discovers there are civilizations beyond their own. At each encounter the group is joined by other tribes, turning the once small band into an army. Driven by destiny, they battle prehistoric predators and brave the harshest elements. At their journey's end, they uncover a lost civilization and learn their ultimate fate lies in an empire beyond imagination, where great pyramids reach into the skies. Here they take their stand against a tyrannical god who has brutally enslaved their own. And it is here that D'Leh finally comes to understand that he has been called to save not only Evolet but all of civilization.

With Egyptian pyramids built using woolly mammoths and the use of horses and steel, this movie has everything to throw anyone's common sense of history totally off balance. Inspired by Graham Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods", which explores the possibility that there may have been a forgotten but very advanced civilization in human history at the time of the stone age, around 10,1000 BC. Egypt isn't actually mentioned, but there are enough visual clues to make us believe it takes place somewhere very closeby.

Last Minute
Belgium, 2008

TV-series Mega Mindy

Free Souffriau, Sjarel Branckaerts, Louis Talpe, Fred Van Kuijck, Nicky Langley
Directed by Matthias Temmermans, Klaus Verschuere

A couple of crooks organize a bus-trip to Egypt with the intent to strip their clients from their luggage and valuables. Mieke feels something isn't right, but all her attempts to convince commissionar Migrain and her fellow officer Toby to start an investigation fail. While waiting in the office for further clues, Mieke has a daydream about herself as Cleopatra and Toby as Marc Anthony. After the thieves have run off with the loot and commissionar Migrain finally realizes what happened, Mieke in her incarnation as superwoman Mega Mindy manages to save the day.

Episode 24 from the popular Belgian children television series "Mega Mindy" about a shy policewoman Mieke and her alter ego, superwoman Mega Mindy. The series contains a lot of typical secret-hero elements also to be found in American series like "Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman" (1993-1997) and "ISIS" (1975), but especially adapted for younger children.

Show Me The Mummy
USA, 2008

TV-series Eureka

Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson, Joe Morton
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson


Sheriff Carter and his company embark on a search for a runaway mummy when a famous archaeologist sets it loose after opening an Egyptian Queen’s cursed tomb.

Episode from the television sci-fi series "Eureka". The series is set in a town inhabited almost entirely by geniuses working on new scientific advancements for the United States government that frequently go disastrously awry. It is up to Sheriff Carter to keep things under control.

Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb
USA, 2008

Ivan Sergei, Joanne Kelly, Mario Bassil
Directed by Terry Cunningham


Jack Hunter, an adventurous treasure seeker, goes to Syria after his mentor Professor Fredrick Shaffer is killed. Shaffer believed that the people of Ugarit (in Syria) had buried a treasure before they were wiped out by the ancient Egyptians. Before he was killed, Frederick had discovered a clue that would prove his theory was true. The killing seems linked to a jewel called The Star of Heaven which is believed to be part of the treasure. Some believe this piece could be a great weapon or a great energy source. Jack is accompanied by Nadia Ramadan from the Ministry of Archaeology for Syria on his quest to find who killed Professor Frederick. They are caught up in a chase from Syria to Egypt and Turkey to find the treasure before their opponents do. In Egypt the quest leads them to the lost tomb of pharaoh Akhenaton, who raided Ugarit and stole its treasure.

Episode 2 from the 3-part television movie "Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit".

Are You My Mummy?
USA, 2008

TV-series Phineas and Ferb


Phineas and Ferb visit an Egyptian-themed movie theater and attempt to befriend a mummy supposed to live in the theater basement, but end up capturing Candace who is accidentally wrapped in toilet paper.

Episode 13 of the first season of the animated television series "Phineas and Ferb", about the adventures of stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb in the fictional town of Danville, and their older sister, Candace. Contains a musical number entitled "My Undead Mummy and Me".

Riddles of the Sphinx
UK/Canada, 2008

Dina Meyer, Lochlyn Munro, Mackenzie Gray
Directed by George Mendeluk


When opening an Egyptian tomb with a mystical key cipher, the archaeologists unwittingly unleash a sphinx monster. All but one of the party are killed. Sole survivor is Jessica, who flees back to North America with the key cipher to find Robert Parr, the son of the leading archaeologist that was killed. Together they try to trap the sphinx back in its tomb and stop impending destruction. This can only be accomplished by solving a series of complicated and possibly deadly riddles.

Night of the living Mummies
Canada, 2008

TV-series Atomic Betty

Betty goes to a party at the museum where her friend Penelope's dad has named an Egyptian wing after his daughter. But during the party, Penelope stumbles onto a magic necklace that brings all of the mummies in the museum to life.

Episode from the fast paced animated adventure comedy series "Atomic Betty" that features a little girl with a big secret. To her friends and family, she is the sweet and brainy girl next door, but when the galaxy beckons, she sheds her humdrum persona and becomes "Atomic Betty, Galactic Guardian and Defender of the Cosmos!" The series ran from 2005 until 2008 for 79 episodes.

Egyptian Camel Adventure
USA, 2008

TV-series Go, Diego, Go!

Diego is in Egypt where he joins his friend Medina and Jamal the Camel on a trip to the pyramids. The camels are very thirsty, as there is no water in the desert, so they need to find the Golden Cloud, which, according to legend, can make it rain at any time. It is supposed to be found inside a pyramid.

Episode 14 of the third season "Go Diego Go!". This is a spin-off of "Dora the Explorer" and is likewise an animated series for preschool-aged children. It features a little 8-year-old boy called Diego who helps animals in danger. The plot of each episode is mainly constructed to set up opportunities for learning about the animals involved and their environments, like the camels in Egypt in this one.

Tutenstein: Clash of the Pharaohs
USA, 2008

Directed by Rob LaDuca, Bob Richardson

Tutenstein, Luxor and a reluctant Cleo use the Magical Mirror of Isis to travel back to the moment of Tut's death. Tut hopes to change history and fulfill his destiny as a full-grown pharaoh. Unfortunately, a mysterious stranger also wants the magical mirror and steals it right under their noses at the museum. A chase of the scoundrel ensues and suddenly, the Mirror of Isis takes our three heroes to the wrong era in Egyptian history, where Tut's illustrious background is not recognized—and Cleo is mistaken for Cleopatra. Working together, the three solve the mystery of Tut's death and return to the present with a friendship stronger than ever. (source: discovery.com)

Tv-movie that served as the final episode for the television series "Tutenstein" that ran for 40 episodes between 2003 and 2007. It features a young but very rude and egotistical mummy Tutankhensetamun who is awakened about 3,000 years after his accidental death and now has to face the fact his kingdom is gone. His only friends are a girl named Cleo, who works in the museum where the contents of his tomb are now on display, and her cat Luxor. The original series won several Emmy Awards.

Ghost Town
USA, 2008

Greg Kinnaer, Ricky Gervais, Téa Leoni
Directed by David Koepp


After a near-death experience during an operation, grumpy dentist Bertram Pincus suddenly finds himself a middleman between the living and the dead. He is besieged by anxious ghosts whom only he can see and hear. Among the ghosts is a man who engages Bertram to prevent his widow Gwen from marrying someone he believes is after her money. Gwen happens to be an eccentric Egyptologist who is working on restoring the priceless mummy of king Pepy that is to be the centerpiece of a major exhibition. When Gwen solicits Bertram to conduct a professional examination of the mummy’s mouth, a romantic connection develops that soon turns into a classic screwball relationship.

USA, 2008

Malachi Carre-Smith, Matthew Hamilton, Annie Harper, Greg Henning
Directed by Phil Wrede


"Pharaohs get remembered, but mummies never die…"

In the midst of the International Mummy symposium, four friends prepare for a memorable evening. One man prepares for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. But no one was prepared for the return of an ancient pharaoh with some sort of sinister plan in mind. (source: IMDb)

54-minute low budget horror comedy by 16-Bit Films.

Yousef Payambar
یوسف پیامبر

Iran, 2008

Katayoun Riyahi, Mohmoud Pakniyat, Jafar Deghan, Hossein Jafari
Directed by Farajollah Salahshur

45-part television series about the life of "Joseph the Prophet" based on the Quranic tradition and common roots from Judaic and Torah teachings. The main part of the series (starting from episode 9) is set in the historical context of the Amarna period and in some scenes shows better costumes and set dressing than those found in contemporary western productions. The series was warmly received by Iranian as well as Arab audiences and was a big success in the Middle East, although sharp protests were heard from the Sunni Muslim side (especially in Tunesia) for violating prohibitions against biblically depicting prophets of Muslim scripture.

In the Time of the Pharaohs
UK/France, 2008

TV-series Eliot Kid

Eliot is jealous of his classmate Victor, who is always bringing all sorts of ancient objects into class in order to impress the girls. Eliot decides to investigate, and discovers that Victor is using a time machine in order to travel into the past. A fantastic voyage to the past and an exciting chase through ancient Egypt begins.

Episode from the animated children's television programme "Eliot Kid" about a 7 year old kid and his mind-boggling imagination that turns the most commonplace situations into Hollywood-style action-adventure blockbusters. A total of 52 episodes were produced in 2008.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
USA, 2009

Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Jon Voight
Directed by Michael Bay


The evil Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers. It appears the Transformers visited Egypt before the pyramids were built. Hieroglyphs resembling helicopters and other present day vehicles appear in the film as being depictions of those Ancient Cybertronians who visited Earth. Sam and the Autobots form an alliance with international armies for an epic battle at the Giza Pyramids. Several ancient monuments are destroyed in the process!

Sequel to the successful science-fiction movie "Transformers" (USA, 2007).

USA, 2009

Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew Goode
Directed by Zack Snyder


In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so discover a deeper and far more diabolical plot. (source: IMDb)

Film version based on the classic 1986 graphic DC novels by the same name created by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons and John Higgins. One of the six central characters in the novels and the film is captain of industry Adrian Veidt, better known as former masked crimefighter Ozymandias. He draws inspiration from his hero Alexander the Great and Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II (also known as 'Ramesses The Great'), part of whose throne name was transcribed in Greek by Diodorus Siculus as 'Ozymandias' --a name best known from the classic sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Veidt has a self-engineered mutant pet lynx named Bubastis, after the name of capital of the Egyptian 22nd Dynasty, which was in turn named after the lion-faced goddess Bast or Bastet.

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
USA, 2009

Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria, Robin Williams
Directed by Shawn Levy


When the Museum of Natural History is closed for renovations, the museum pieces are moved into federal storage at the Washington DC Smithsonian Institute. Former museum night guard Larry Daley discovers that not all pieces are to be included, most importantly the good pharaoh Ahkmenrah and his Tablet of Ahkmenrah - the tablet that enables the museum pieces to come to life at night (as seen in the 2006 'Night at the Museum' movie). Dexter the Capuchin Monkey manages to steal the tablet, but is pursued by the evil pharaoh Kahmunrah, Ahkmenrah's brother, who wants to take its power and raise an army from the underworld to conquer the world. Larry together with General Custer and Amelia Earhart battles Kahmunrah, who is helped by bad guys Al Capone, Ivan The Terrible and Napoleon Bonaparte.

Sequel to "Night at the Museum" (USA, 2006).

De Museummummie
Netherlands, 2009

TV-series XMIX

Priceless Egyptian statues are stolen from the local archaeological museum. Policeman Anton secretly asks help from videogame heroes Exel, Dax en Xena to solve the mystery. The trail leads to a sarcophagus with a real living mummy inside!

"The Museum Mummy" is an episode from the Dutch youth television series "XMIX", in which a policeman calls for help from three heroes from a popular videogame to solve crimes. They do not always understand the world of the humans and end up in all sorts of funny situations.

The Mummy With No Name
USA, 2009

TV-series Geronimo Stilton

The director of the New Mouse City Museum asks Geronimo and his friends solve the mystery of a mummy that has been scaring visitors at the museum.

Animated television adaptation of the best-selling children's book series "Geronimo Stilton" (for readers in the 9-12 year old age range) following the life and adventures of a mouse named Geronimo Stilton, a best-selling author and writer who is often caught up in a much faster paced life than he would normally want.

Curse of Tutankitty's Tomb
USA/Canada, 2009

TV-series Kid vs. Kat

Directed by Rob Boutilier

Coop believes that an Egyptian tomb is actually a spaceship that belongs to his nemesis, Kat.

Episode 14 from the animated television series "Kid vs. Kat" that revolves around the constant battle of a 10-year-old boy (named Coop) with his sister's Sphynx cat, in reality a cybernetic alien.

A Night at the Bones Museum
USA, 2009

TV-series Bones

Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc


Brennan and Booth are called to investigate what appears to be charred human remains on an electrical fence. The mysterious corpse is later determined to be a mummified Egyptian royal on loan to the Jeffersonian. The anthropological mystery has Brennan in a tizzy, and when the Jeffersonian curator prepping the mummy for exhibition is murdered, the team suspects foul play. Brennan’s investigation of the curator sheds new light on the life of the Egyptian royal, turning their case into one of historic proportions. (source: Fox Publicity)

Episode from the crime drama television series "Bones". Following the popular franchises of series like Law & Order and CSI, "Bones" is based on forensic science, with each episode focusing on an FBI case file brought to the forensic anthropology team of Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan. Brennan is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, and has an uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim's bones, even the odd 3000 year old mummy. The episode contains a number of references to the film classic "The Mummy" with Boris Karloff from 1932.

Episode 1
UK, 2009

TV-series Primeval

Directed by Tony Mitchell

An extinct crocodile from the Eocene which resembles the Egyptian god Ammut comes through an anomaly in the British Museum and escapes into the city to wreak havoc. The heroes of the series, Cutter, Abby and Connor, track it down and send it back to its home era with the help of the museum's smart and sexy Egyptologist Sarah Page.

Episode from the British science fiction television series "Primeval", which follows a team of five scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across Great Britain and containing prehistoric and futuristic creatures which enter the present. The series ran for 3 seasons and 23 episodes between 2007 and 2009. New episodes are planned for 2011. Large parts of the current episode were actually filmed on location in the British Museum.

The Tomb Robbery Papyrus: Notes of a Past
Spain/Germany, 2009

Chris Abbott, Ray Anderson, David Astley
Directed by Lily Rampenthal


An Archaeologist enters into a quest for a long lost ancient Egyptian royal tomb mentioned in the so-called 'Tomb Robbery Papyri'.

Director Rampenthal was rewarded the Independent Spirit Award for this movie at the 2009 Monaco International Film Festival.

Murder at the Pharaoh's Grave
USA, 2009

Dylan Forbes, Camilla S. Franklin, Ben Kadie, Lorenzo Rossi
Directed by Ben Kadie


In Egypt in 1897 archeologist Ellis Clarke finds herself arrested for the disappearance of a colleague. Against the power of the British army, Clarke must draw on her wit, strength, and craftiness to excavate the truth and save her life.

Low budget so-called 'middle school film', a video movie made by young director Ben Kadie that was rewarded at various young filmmaker festivals.

Spain, 2009

Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar


4th century A.D… Egypt under the Roman Empire… Violent religious upheaval in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the citys legendary Library. Trapped within its walls, the briljant astronomer, Hypatia, fights, with the help of her disciples, to save the wisdom of the Ancient World… Among those disciples, the two men who are fighting for her heart: the witty, privileged Orestes and Davus, Hypatias young slave who is torn between his secret love for her and the freedom he knows can be his if he chooses to join the unstoppable surge of the Christians. (source: movieseer.com)

Based on the historical figure of Hypathia, a Greek scholar from Alexandria considered the first notable woman in mathematics, who also taught philosophy and astronomy. She was brutally killed by a Christian mob in 415 A.D., a moment which some believe marked the definitive transformation from ancient Paganism to Christianity. Justin Pollard, co-author of the book "The Rise and Fall of Alexandria" (2007), was the historical advisor for this film.

Picture This
USA, 2009

TV-series Franny's Feet


Franny visits an old friend in ancient Egypt and learns about heiroglyphics.

Episode from the children tv animated series "Franny's Feet", aimed at children 3 to 7. The series is about a 5 year old girl who visits her Grandfather's shoe repair shop and tries on a pair of shoes. Each episode the shoes take her on a different adventure related to the particular type of shoes.

The Rise of the Black Beetle
Australia, 2009

TV-series Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist


While exploring the ruins of Ancient Egypt, an old colleague of Dex mistakenly unlocks an ancient spell and transforms himself into a twisted supervillain (source: IMdb).

Episode 15 from the Australian children television series "Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist". It is about a young entomologist who investigates dangerous alien insects crawling through a rift in the galaxy, while at the same time a villain is genetically modifying the super bugs to destroy all worlds. The series ran for 26 episodes in 2008 and 2009.

The Pandorica Opens
UK, 2010

TV-series Doctor Who

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston
Directed by Toby Haynes


Twelfth episode (first in a two-part story together with "The Big Bang") in the fifth series of British science fiction television series Doctor Who. In the beginning of this episode, the character River Song appears as Cleopatra in a tent in a Roman Britain military camp, handing over a painting by Vincent Van Gogh to the Doctor. The story unfolds with few further Egyptian elements in the episodes "The Big Bang" (2010) and "The Wedding of River Song" (2011), both mentioned elsewhere in this list.

The Big Bang
UK, 2010

TV-series Doctor Who

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston


Thirteenth and concluding episode of (new) series five of Doctor Who, following up on the story that began in the episode "The Pandorica Opens". In this episode, a mysterious box called the Pandorica is exhibited in 'The National Museum' in a room that also contains Egyptian sarcophagi. The presence of the sarcophagi is not explained, but might be inherently significant as the series contains various references implying the involvement of alien beings as Egyptian gods. One of the sarcophagi looks very similar to one seen in the earlier 1975 episode "Pyramids of Mars" which features an alien called Sutekh, known to the Egyptians as the god Seth. The Big Bang episode contains another Egyptian element at the very end when the Doctor receives a telephone call alerting him to the presence of an escaped Egyptian goddess on the Orient Express in space, a next adventure for the doctor that has not yet materialzed as an episode of the series. The storyline set in "The Pandorica Opens" and "The Big Bang" unfolds with further Egyptian elements in the episode "The Wedding of River Song" (2011), mentioned elsewhere in this list.

Les Aventures Extraordinaires d’Adèle Blanc-Sec
France, 2010

Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Amalric, Gilles Lellouche
Directed by Luc Besson


In 1912 Paris a professor experimenting with bringing ancient beings back to life through sheer mental force unwittingly hatches a prehistoric egg in the nearby museum, thus liberating a 136 million year old pterodactyl. When the pterodactyl kills three people and is found to be hiding in the professor's home, the professor is jailed and sentenced to death. However, it is he who adventurous journalist Adèle Blanc-Sec desperately needs to help revive the mummy of an ancient Egyptian doctor that she retrieved on an expedition in Egypt. She hopes this doctor will be able to use ancient Egyptian magic to revive her sister who died following a freak accident that Adèle was responsible for.

Based on Jacques Tardi's 1976 classic comic book series "Les Aventures Extraordinaires d'Adele Blanc-Sec" about the adventures of a fetching popular novelist who turns to investigative journalism as her research and subsequent adventures reveal the details of the mystical world of crime.

Monster High
USA, 2010

Series of 15 short animated episodes produced by doll manufacturer Mattel solely for the internet as a means to promote their new 'Monster High' fashion dolls franchise. The characters in this series are related to or are offspring of famous monsters from monster movies and horror fiction. One of them is Cleo De Nile, 'Daughter of The Mummy', and "a true Egyptian princess, complete with headdress, exotic jewelry, and oh yeah, occasional stray bandage wrapping". She is depicted as the queen and mean girl of Monster High, the school they are attending. In the episode "Idol Threat" Cleo uses the magic of an ancient Egyptian statue to give her anything she asks for, but it backfires in the end.

The Chair Carrier
كرسي الفرعون

Egypt/USA, 2010

Magdi Idris, Hassan Abdel-Fatah


Sayed is a defeated human being living in the slums of old Cairo where he is constantly bombarded with government propaganda. He crosses paths with an ancient Egyptian porter carrying a throne and wandering in search of his lost king Amoun. Now Sayed wants to be seated too "just for 5 minutes to see how it feels", but is refused. In frustration he shouts "it is over, the pharaoh's reign is over! The day will come and I will sit!"

Political allegory based on the short story "The Chair Carrier" by Egyptian writer Yusuf Idris that questions the inherent self-imposed oppression in third world nations.

USA, 2010

TV-series Smallville

Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, Keri Lynn Pratt
Directed by James Marshall


Lois decides to tell Clark Kent she knows he is the super-person called The Blur, but she accidentally activates an ancient Egyptian artifact that transforms her into the goddess Isis, complete with superpowers of her own. While Clark and his friends try to return Lois to her true form, newspaper reporter Catherine Grant witnesses Lois as Isis using her superpowers, decides she must be The Blur and sets out to prove it.

Episode 5 from the tenth and final season of the American television series "Smallville", featuring the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series follows the adventures of Clark Kent during the years before he becomes Superman, while he resides in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas.

Piet Piraat en de Mysterieuze Mummie
Belgium, 2010

TV-series Piet Piraat

Peter van de Velde, Dirk van Vooren, Dirk Bosschaert, Anke Helsen

Pirate Piet is asked by his aunt Cleo to transport a sarcophagus from her museum to a pyramid in Egypt. Legend holds that the tightly closed sarcophagus contains a dangerous mummy. Other ships that tried to deliver the sarcophagus to its destination before have mysteriously disappeared. Fortunately, each time the sarcophagus could be salvaged by Osiris, aunt Cleo's dark assistant. Pirate Piet and his mates are obviously not afaid of this legend and set sail for Egypt.

Episode from the Flemish children's television program "Piet Piraat", popular in Belgium and The Netherlands. The main lessons learned in this series are "cheaters never win" and "honesty is the best policy".

Walk Like an Egyptian
Canada/USA, 2010

TV-series Total Drama Island


Episode from the Canadian animated fictional reality show "Total Drama Island" that follows twenty-two teens on a Canadian island who participate in competitions to avoid being voted off the island by their fellow campers. Later on in the series the competition moved to various spectacular locations around the world. In this particular episode the competion is located in Egypt involving the Nile and the Giza pyramids. Here the members undergo a dangerous trek up a pyramid before three teams are chosen. Then the teams, using their various rewards, must race across the desert to the Nile River where they must weave baskets to cross the deadly River. This will decide who will be voted off. The series ran for a total of 80 episodes between 2007 and 2010.

Yummy Mummy
UK, 2010

TV-series Bear Behaving Badly

Barney Harwood, Simon Buckley, Bella Emberg
Directed by Sasha Ransome


Aunt Barbara ends up heavily bandaged after an accident and is confined to her appartment. By pure coincidence an ancient Egyptian mummy has come to life and immediately sets his eyes on her. Soon a wedding is planned, but just in time Nev and his friend Crazy Keith discover the mummy has rather sinister plans in store for their aunt…

Episode 67 from the British children's television comedy programme "Bear Behaving Badly", centered around the daily adventures of Barney Harwood, his pet bear Nev, his koala friend Crazy Keith and the caretaker of the trio's flat, Andy Prank.

The Red Box
USA, 2010

TV-series The Mentalist

Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang
Directed by Chris Long


The murder of a tutor turns into the search for the wedding ring of Cleopatra stolen from the British Museum.

Episode 17 of the second season of "The Mentalist", an American detective series that follows paid consultant Patrick Jane who uses unorthodox methods to help the California Bureau of Investigation solve their homicide cases.

Johnny vs. The Mummy
USA/Canada, 2010

TV-series Johnny Test

Johnny goes on a trip to the museum and with the help of a magic spray brings things to life, including a vicious mummy.

Episode 52b (4th season) of the American/Canadian animated television series "Johnny Test". The series features the adventures 12-year-old Johnny who is often a reluctant test subject for the inventions and experiments of his genius twin sisters Susan and Mary, which makes him end up in all sorts of sticky situations.

Cleopatra Sadistica
USA, 2010

Mistress Aleana

A dominant and sado-masochistic Cleopatra whips various underlings into submission in very un-Egyptian surroundings.

Porn movie made for the DVD and video market.

USA, 2010

Sasha Mukerjea
Directed by Sasha Mukerjea


A director is captured by the mystery of a woman who attends his audition. It appears she leads the double life of an actress and a historical figure from ancient Egypt.

6-minute short.

Warehouse 13
USA, 2010

Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek
Directed by Stephen Surjik


The sci-fi series "Warehouse 13" follows two U.S. Secret Service Agents assigned to the government's secret Warehouse 13 for supernatural artifacts, llocated in a barren landscape in South Dakota. It being the 13th incarnation of such a warehouse, another 12 went before. The first was built under Alexander the Great. To safeguard its existence all following were each time relocated in the most powerful empires of the time . The second was located in Egypt under the Ptolemaic kings and lasted until the Roman conquest of Egypt. In episodes 11 and 12 of the series' second season, the modern era agents discover that the remnants of Warehouse 2 have been found during an archeological dig in Egypt. They go there to shut it down for good. Things get complicated when one of the team suddenly turns against them and steals a powerful artifact.

Der Fluch der Mumie
Germany/Austria/Switzerland, 2010

TV-series Tatort

Axel Prahl, Jan Josef Liefers


Police detectives Thiel and Boerne have to find out how an ancient Egyptian mummy relates to a modern murder. The mummy, however, is not what it seems...

Episode from the long-running German/Austrian/Swiss crime television series set in various parts of these countries. “Mumien – Münster – Mordgeschichten. Tatort Altägypten”. Since 1970 more than 800 episodes of this series have been made. Another episode, "Schneetreiben" from 2005, features the murder of an Egyptology student..

Tatman 2
USA, 2010

Adam Wayne, Jody Renee

Gilded goddess Cleopatra has stolen the ancient Egyptian scrolls that could grant her the powers of the mighty Isis. But the ritual calls for a human sacrifice, and it looks like the nubile CockRobin has been added to the recipe! Of course, superhero Tatman is on Cleo's tail, but can he resist her many exotic charms?

Low budget erotic spoof of television's Batman by DynaHunk Productions, with all the characters wearing shiny lycra spandex costumes (Cleopatra a gold one), boots and high heels, stockings and pantyhose, bound in traps and perils, sometimes gagged.

The Journeys
USA, 2010

Karina Colon, Angelica Montesano, Karola Raymond


In a future world that seems to to frozen in time, female clones of an ancient Egyptian civilization walk the Earth with incredible powers. Humans all over the planet fear them, their abilities and their quest for power and world domination.

Low budget series made by Cineplex Studios for the internet streaming market.

That Darn Katz!
USA, 2010

TV-series Futurama

Directed by Frank Marino


A sinister cat and his human servant, professor Katz, use Amy's failed dissertation to launch their plan to save their home planet by destroying Earth. The cat is actually part of an alien race of highly intelligent talking space cats that already invaded Earth back in ancient Egypt. The space cats' home planet, Thuban 9, began to lose its rotation, and they discovered that only Earth had the correct orientation and magnetic field with which to harness its rotational energy. They built the Great Pyramid of Giza as an energy transfer antenna and planned to send Earth's rotational energy to Thuban 9, but became distracted by their reverential treatment by the Egyptians, eventually forgetting their technology over the centuries and into the present (future) day. Amy's thesis provided the space cats with their lost technology, allowing them to begin once again. Katz and its other colleagues place the crew under their influence with hypnotic "hyper-cuteness" and force them to build Amy's proposed invention. Amy is able to foil the plot with her knowledge of applied physics, and some help from Professor Farnsworth, and as a result receives her doctorate in the end.

Episode 8 from the 6th season of the popular animated sci-fi series "Futurama", playing 1000 years in the future. By the creators of The Simpsons: Matt Groening and David X. Cohen.


Syria, 2010

Sulaf Fawakherji, Fathy Abdel Wahab, Mohey Esmail
Directed by Wael Ramadan


Syrian tv production that portrays queen Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of Egypt, as played by Syrian star Sulaf Fawakherji, who made a career out of playing women with tragic endings. It focuses on her early years, the relationship with her father Ptolemy and how she became heir to the throne after his death. Made in the usual Syrian epic-drama tradition, all characters enunciate their lines in classical Arabic and spend their time engaged in heated debates about nobility and the importance of loyalty. Syrian landscapes fill in for Alexandria and Rome.

Curses Foiled Again
UK, 2010

TV-series Scoop


Journalist Digby Digworth believes he can get a scoop about a cursed Egyptian statue at the local museum. Little does Digby know that Egyptologist Dr Sandybottom actually wants to steal the artifact and frame Digby for the theft. All is going to plan for Sandybottom until the curse sets in.

Episode 15 from the children's TV series "Scoop" that follows inept journalist Digby Digworth in his attempts to get a scoop, ending up causing mayhem and disaster instead. The series ran from 2009 until 2011.

A Pink in Time
USA, 2010

TV-series Pink Panther and Pals


Pink Panther is accused of breaking a valuable ancient Egyptian cat statue. He uses his employer Big Nose's time travel equipment to go back to ancient Egypt to get a replacement.

Episode 26 (first segment) from the animated series "Pink Panther and Pals", a modern adaptation of the classic DePatie-Freleng Panther shorts from the 1960s. The series ran only in 2010 for a total of 26 episodes (78 segments).

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