After doing military service in the Middle East, British archaeologist Holly, his valet and his handsome young friend Leo are spotted in Palestine and approached by a mysterious oriental who identified Leo by his uncanny likeness to the portrait on an ancient coin. An adventurous search for the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma proceeds relying on a recently-acquired map. Their hasty mini-expedition reaches a hidden city where the Hellenistic age is still alive. It is ruled by the supernatural Ayesha, 'She who must be obeyed', who believes Leo is is the reincarnation she waited for all those centuries of Callicrates, a companion of Alexander the Great. She offers him immortality and to share the throne as her eternal love, but it goes tragically wrong... Written by
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Did You Know?
For the final stage of Ayesha's disintegration, makeup was not applied to Ursula Andress
, but to an uncredited elderly actress who doubled for the star. See more
During the gunfight in the desert, the same Arab, wearing a striped dark red top and white pants, is shot from his mount three separate times. See more
Maj. Horace Holly
All my life I've dreamed of finding a city such as this. But now that I have, I'd like to see it destroyed and all it stands for.