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By David Huckvale

old Egypt has lengthy been a resource of fascination in Western pop culture. videos comparable to The Mummy (1932, 1959), Biblical epics like The Ten Commandments (1923, 1956), and pharaonic movies like Cleopatra (1934, 1963) and The Egyptian (1954) have all recreated the glamour and attract of Egyptian artwork and civilization for Western audiences. This paintings strains how those and different motion pictures have been encouraged by way of writers like Bram Stoker and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and by means of the paintings of Victorian painters. equally, it indicates how the soundtracks to such movies belong to a Romantic musical culture stretching again past Verdi and Mozart. Exploring those artworks addresses the query of no matter if the myth of historical Egypt represents racist misunderstandings of a much more major fact, or a fashion for Western tradition to appreciate itself.

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