Mummy Eggs

Not that a mummy laid an egg, no. Rather these are the sort of eggs that a mummy would have eaten, presumably before becoming a mummy. A dish called “eggah” if you will. From the linked article: “Eggah is the Egyptian version of a baked egg omelet. Archeologists have found that ancient Egyptians have been eating variations of eggah since the Egyptian bronze age in 3150 BCE. They would get eggs from wild fowl that lived along the Nile.” Then the linked article goes on to provide you, any of you who might be interested in making the dish, a recipe.

Anything pertaining to ancient Egypt is guaranteed, as any of you who frequently follow this site will know, to capture my attention. Even something as admittedly lighthearted as this particular piece. I’m also a big enough geek to try this dish (not that I’d try preparing it myself; no good could come from that!) for no other reason than that the ancient pharaohs were known to eat it.

After death and mummification, did mummies retain their appetites for eggah? They *did* bury mummies with foodstuffs, so the ancient Egyptians must have believed mummies still capable of eating after embalming and entombment. I don’t know about you all, but the idea of a revenant mummy snacking on an omelet is just hilarious to me.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: