The headline of this linked article reads “Intense storms in Egypt unleashed a massive swarm of scorpions from their nests, stinging 450 people and killing 3”. And if you didn’t immediately think of the Mummy, specifically the one portrayed by Arnold Vosloo in THE MUMMY and THE MUMMY RETURNS, what are you even doing on this site? (Not that we don’t want you here, mind you. We always appreciate a click. It’s just that I can’t imagine how you would have found your way here to begin with.) The iteration of the character embodied by Boris Karloff didn’t tend to bring about all the plagues with him when he resurrected, nor did the ones portrayed by Lon Chaney Jr. or Tom Tyler or even Christopher Lee. Sofia Boutella’s version kinda did, but I think everyone other than me and maybe three people who worked on the film has tried to forget that particular interpretation. No, it’s Vosloo’s Imhotep who was the plague-bringer.
“Heavy rain, hail, and dust storms near the River Nile, forced scorpions and snakes out of the ground”, says the linked article. Come on. Somebody just unearthed a tomb somewhere thereabouts. How could they not have made the connection?