The Mummy was an unexpected success story; having started life as a low-budget horror update of the classic Mummy series, it eventually received a larger budget and a grander scale of production. It was a move that paid off handsomely as the film grossed over $400m, with a sequel - the equally successful The Mummy Returns - being commissioned on the morning of release of the first movie.
Seven years passed before the trilogy was completed with the release of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, featuring a change of setting, but no change in the result, with another box office success.
So, are you on good terms with your Mummy? Do you know your hieroglyphs from your papyrus? Take our quiz and find out.
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