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The Mummy (2017) Poster

(2017)

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Anachronisms 

In an early shot taking place during the time of Anhumet, the Great Pyramid is shown in the background as it appears today, with the casing stones missing. The casing stones were still in place until the earthquake of 1303 AD.
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While metal rings were used as chains as early as 250 BC, steel chains were not invented until the early 16th century. The chains used to hold the sarcophagus inside the tomb were clearly made of steel and were of modern construction.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Vehicle tyres do not screech on dirt roads, as we hear during the ambulance getaway.
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Continuity 

At approximately 0:18 Tom Cruise holds out his gloved hand to catch mercury, the glove he is wearing completely covers his hand and fingers. At approximately 0:21 Tom Cruise bends down to pick up a round metal object from the mummy, the gloves he is wearing has the finger tips cut off leaving his finger tips exposed.
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After finding the cave Nick is about to pick up a medallion and the flashlight he is holding changes hands when Jenny tells him not to pick up the medallion.
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Errors in geography 

The distance between Iraq and London, England is roughly 3,200 miles. The max range of a C-130 is roughly 2,400 miles without mid-air refueling. Given that the group was leaving from Iraq, it is very unlikely that it would have flown all the way to England without at least one stop. The film, however, doesn't show this as characters are dressed in the same clothing as hours earlier.
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Factual errors 

The god Set is referred to as the god of death, but in Egyptian mythology Set was the god of chaos and violence while Osiris was the god of death.
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None of the art/props have any actual Ancient Egyptian styling or features to them. The Mummy's sarcophagus is not Ancient Egyptian at all. None of the design is consistent with Ancient Egyptian iconography or archaeological reality.
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At one point a convoy is shown going down a London street, they're driving on the right, not the left.
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Aircraft windscreens are constructed of high impact plastic, not glass. When the ravens slam into the screen, it shouldn't have cracked, so much as given way and entered the flight deck.
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The interior of C-130 aircraft is only slightly soundproofed. The noise levels inside can range from 120-140 Db requiring at least ear plugs, if not double hearing protection. Not only would the crew not be able to hear one another talking, it would actually be painful not to have some type hearing protection on.
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When Nick and others discover mercury dropping from the ceiling, they should be sick within a few minutes, especially where the sarcophagus is placed. Mercury is highly poisonous and the sickness occurs from touching or inhaling the vapour.
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The Mummy's name, Ahmanet, is not a possible Ancient Egyptian name. The similar name Amunet, is an Ancient Greek version of the Egyptian name I-m-n-t. I-m-n means, roughly, the Hidden One, and Amunet, therefore means "the female hidden one," or "She of Amun" (a major Egyptian god). However, the name in this movie, Ahmanet, is not a possible name for an Egyptian.
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Just after the bird strike, when the plane is going down, the co-pilot says to the captain "We've lost thrust on both engines." The C-130 has four engines.
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The scenes in the London Underground tunnels show an incorrect track configuration of 2 rails. The real underground system uses a Fourth rail system to provide electrical power.
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Before the bird strike they say they are descending to 12000 feet which is too high for the birds to be.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The movie states that Ahmanet was mummified alive. The mummification process involves removal of the internal organs & the brain. The body is then covered in natron and after a period it is removed, stuffed with lime, and then wrapped in linen strips. The person would definitely be dead at this point. The movie clearly showed Ahmanet struggling to get free of the wrappings as she was being enclosed in the sarcophagus. So she was not mummified alive but entombed / buried alive.

However, the movie states that Ahmanet was mummified 5000 years ago (circa 3000 B.C.). While it is not known precisely when the Egyptians first began to develop "true mummification" which included evisceration it is usually considered to have begun around 2600 BC, roughly 400 years after the mummification of Ahmanet.
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Plot holes 

Clearly, Ahmunet is able to sense the presence of the dagger AND stone. But when she tried to stab Nick for the first time in the church, she was surprised that the stone was missing from the dagger.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the beginning with the desert sequences, Courtney B. Vance and the other soldiers are not wearing desert BDU. They're wearing what appears to be Jungle BDU. In fact it looks like their costumes were picked up at an Army Navy surplus store.
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Continuity 

At the end of the movie when resurrected Jennifer is talking to Nick she is soaking wet. When she turns towards the tunnel from where the soldiers are coming, she is wearing nicely ironed dry t-shirt. In the next shot her clothes are wet again.
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Factual errors 

Liquid mercury is very uncommon in nature although it does exist. Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world mostly as cinnabar (mercuric sulfide). The liquid form of mercury is 13 times the density of water. Lead floats on mercury. When recovering the sarcophagus, there would be no need for weights to pull it up out of the mercury. The sarcophagus would have floated to the top on its own due to it not having sufficient density to sink. At the end of the film they are shown filling the sarcophagus with mercury to imprison the dried remains of Ahmanet. She would have needed to be physically attached to the bottom of the vessel due to buoyant forces.
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