Monday, 20 October 2008
Mixed Media Monday - Things that go bump in the night!
Late on the third day of the dig at Benwadii Hyderabad the archaeologists were ecstatic when they had unexpectedly broken through into an unknown tomb to find it containing a highly elaborate and undamaged sarcophagus. Seeing the decorations they believed they had found the tomb of a royal king or queen and were keen to examine it further but due to the lateness of the hour and the darkness, work had been halted till the next day.
Now, as the archaeologists sleep in their tents excited at the prospect of what they will find the next day little do they realise that the decorations of the sarcophagus do not denote royalty , but the garish markings are in fact are a dire warning that the occupant is Minnityrannius, a dark and cursed creature, she had lured men, some say more than 100, to their deaths with her great beauty and ripped their hearts from their still beating chests with her own hands Only the great Priest Paddiwofalotus had eventually been able to overpower her and bind her for eternity to her grave, hiding the tomb deep beneath the sands of the desert and marking the Sarcophagus so all who saw it would know of the danger. But alas stories are forgotten so these poor archaeologists and their tribesmen assistants had no idea what they had found. So as the moon rises and the camp settles there are stirrings of bandages fluttering as the mummy of Minnityrannius rises to wreak her terrible revenge, things will definitely being going bump in this night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This started life as a chocolate tin in the shape of a Russian doll but opening lengthwise and it just screamed MUMMY to me.