Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs follows researchers and explorers as they piece together the archaeological and genetic clues of Egyptian mummies. The ancient Egyptians believed their destinies were the wishes of gods, whose wills their dead ancestors might influence. By revering their ancestors through mummification, they hoped to gain better control of their destiny.

Through ambitious computer graphics and dramatic reconstructions, the film tells the story of one of the greatest finds in modern history: the late 19th century discovery of a cache of forty mummies, among them the legendary Rameses the Great. Part historic journey and part forensic adventure, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs is a walk back thousands of years, a real-life Indiana Jones adventure complete with thieves and hidden treasure, and a modern day scientific journey to extract clues about our past.


Length: 24:00 and 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2007
  • Date Released:
    March 2007; 3D version released March 2008
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30, 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital
  • Distributor:

    Giant Screen Films

  • Produced By:

    Giant Screen Films and Gravity Pictures in association with the Franklin Institute, Hug

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Arabella Cecil, Don Kempf, Steve Kempf
  • Director:  Keith Melton
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Arabella Cecil
  • Cinematography: Reed Smoot
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Sam Cardon
  • Editor: Harry Miller III
  • Narrator: Christopher Lee
  • Other Credits:
  • Sponsors:


  • Cultural Studies
  • Documentary
  • Historical



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