Mummies

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Fast Updates:

Mark Schultz recently reviewed the first novel in the blood inheritance quartet and set up an interesting interview for me.  You can read his review of “Rise” and check out the author interview here: wordrefiner.com

While you are there reading Marks reviews and interviews, you might want to take a peek his blog, which you can also find here: Blog-Words For Thought

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I have updated the reviews page for Rise. You can access the page here: Rise-Reviews

 

“Lost” is currently featured on Writers Pay It Forward. You can take a look at the book-blog tour page here: https://writerspayitforward.com

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Concealed Realms will have a booth at the Michigan Comic Convention – August 16-18, 2019. The Michigan Comic Convention features a wide spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. A roster of comic industry professionals, and comic related celebrities will be in attendance to meet and greet.You can learn more about the event here: https://michigancomicconvention.com

 

I wanted to try something different so I created some new post cards for upcoming events:IMG_1141

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and New book charms for Lost are also now available:

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Upcoming Event Reminders:

Concealed Realms will be at Visioncon.  The event takes place at the Springfield Expo, 635 E St. Louis St,Springfield, MO 65806 on May 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2019. To learn more you can check out the event information here: Visioncon’s Facebook page and here: https://visioncon.net/index.php#!

I will have a booth in artists alley at the County Pop Culture Con, which takes place at the Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center on May 25th from 3:00 to midnight! – Lake County Fairgrounds, 1060 E Peterson Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030 To learn more visit:  County Pop Culture Con – Zurko Promotions

Concealed Realms will have a booth at the St. Louis Mighty con on Saturday, June 22nd – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 23rd -10:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mighty Con St. Louis takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Saint Charles, MO.

More Mighty con shows can be found here: mightyconshows.com

 


Mummy related Quotes and Egyptian Proverbs:

 

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“Probably the saddest thing you’ll ever see is a mosquito sucking on a mummy. Forget it, little friend.” -Jack Handy

 

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“Only the sixth sense can expose what the other five have hidden.” – Matthew A. Petti,

 

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“Fine, but if and when the zombies team up with the mummies to take over the world, you can’t live in my underground bunker.” –  Emily Cale

 

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Most people seek after what they do not possess and are enslaved by the very things they want to acquire.” – Anwar Sadat

 

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Death – the last sleep?
No, it is the final awakening. – Walter Scott

 

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The best and shortest road towards knowledge of truth is Nature. – Egyptian Proverbs

 

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For every joy there is a price to be paid. – Egyptian Proverbs

 

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Seek peacefully, you will find. – Egyptian Proverbs

 

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Know the world in yourself. Never look for yourself in the world, for this would be to project your illusion. – Egyptian Proverbs

 

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The nut doesn’t reveal the tree it contains. – Egyptian Proverbs

 

 


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Definition of Mummy:

collinsdictionary.com

1. A mummy is a dead body which was preserved long ago by being rubbed with special oils and wrapped in cloth.
…an Egyptian mummy.
Definition of Mummify:

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1. To make (a dead body) into a mummy, as by embalming and drying.
2. To make (something) resemble a mummy; dry or shrivel up: The dead lizard was mummified by the hot desert air.
3. To preserve (an idea, institution, custom, etc.) that may have outlived its usefulness or relevance: Those mummified customs have no place in society today.

 


Mummies!?:

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Vampires, werewolves, and dragons cannot be proven to have ever existed, but unlike those monsters, we know mummies are in fact very real. Most people only have to go as far as the closest history museum to get a good look at one. Of course, these mummies do not walk around hypnotizing and murdering people like they often do in books and movies. So how did mummies become popular villains?

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Did you know?

Mummification is a way of preserving as much tissue as possible after death. The practice of mummifying remains has been seen across the globe for thousands of years, although the rituals vary greatly by culture.

Even though the most widely known instances of honoring the dead by mummification occurred in Egypt, the oldest purposefully mummified remains date from around 5050 BC and were found in what is now northern Chile. In fact, some villagers in Papua New Guinea continue to mummify their revered ancestors today.

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Before mummies became popular monsters in books and movies, mummies powdered remains were often used for medicine and even to create a popular shade of paint called mummy brown.

Learn more:
emdgroup.com/MummiesUsedAsMedicine, smithsonianmag.com, mentalfloss.com

 

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What about the mummies curse?

Curses being inscribed on or near a tomb are actually quite rare. In fact, according to Egyptologists, most tombs are inscribed with words of thanks for honoring the resident inside for the visit.

Since hieroglyphs were not deciphered until the beginning of the 19th century it is believed that any reports of curses prior to this are nothing more than perceived bad luck associated with the handling of mummies and artifacts.

 

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Egyptologist Dominic Montserrat, believed that the tale of the mummy’s curse may have started just before the Victorian period, after a lively stage show that took place in 1821 at a  London theater. It’s said the show, in which real mummies were unwrapped, is rumored to have been the inspiration for several writers to begin their fantasy stories of mummy revenge.

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Alternately, the belief in a curse is commonly accredited to archeologist Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamen’s tomb in 1922, when the deaths of a few members of his team a short time thereafter, were sensationalized by media, even though Carter himself remained in good health following the excavation.

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Ether way, by the early 20th century mummies had become more than a religious symbol and in 1932, the curse of the mummy leapt out of the pages of books and onto the screen, fortifying these mummified villains as popular monsters.

 

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Learn more about the history of mummies:
egyptabout.com/mummyfacts,historyonthenet.com

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~Another chance to win~

~some great indie author books~

~that were featured here in previous giveaways~

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Disjointed Tales

By: Ken Fry

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Lost

By M. Ainihi

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Phoenix Incandescent (Endeavor Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

By: A E M

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