LONGBOX KIT #425
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ABOUT THE MUMMY
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"Early in this century an expedition went to the ancient Valley of the Kings. Their purpose was to find the tomb of the legendary Princess Anahnka. Looking into the Valley they saw great heaps of rubble. Entrances of already exploited tombs resembled mouths opened in supernatural screams. The whole Valley reminded them of pictures of the moon. Work on the excavation began.
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Scarcely had the soil been cleared away when they were upon the entrance to a tomb. The upper part of a doorway was uncovered. What little could be seen showed it to be blocked and sealed. The seal was examined and found to be royal, clear proof that a person of very high standing was interred was opened. The workers gasped in amazement. The chamber was filled with gold. There were golden couches, a gilded throne, curious shrines and bizarre animal heads. Amid all this splendor there were traces of intruders. Why hadn't the grave robbers plundered this golden treasure?
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Examining the tomb further they discovered another door over which was an inscription in hieroglyphics. Deciphered, it read, "Death will come on swift pinions to those who disturbs the rest of Anahnka." A sentinel figure guarded the door. On the mummy case of the figure were protective formulas on adjuration to "frighten away the enemy of Anahnka in whatever form he may come." Another inscription yielded the fact that the case contained the mummy of Kharis, and high priest, who was to protect Anahnka in death.
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The door behind the sentinel opened into the burial chamber containing a golden shrine and a coffin. The archaeologists rapidly set about disassembling the coffin. Then, at long last, Anahnka's mummy was uncovered. As the men worked they were disturbed by a sudden feeling of invisible danger. Re-entering the antechamber they found mummy case of Kharis open; enough to partially expose its contents. All eyes turned again to the inscription over the door. Scientific curiosity bade them investigate.
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As they opened the case wider silence fell over the men-the left arm of the mummy was moving slowly to its side. There must be a reasonable explanation for this, they thought. Surely the fresh air after thousands of years made the case swell and spring apart, and caused the four thousand year old wrappings to crumble. During the transporting of the effects of the tomb to the museum Kharis' mummy case was noted missing. Some thought that the crated case was merely unmarked and would turn up. Others began whispering about punishments visited from the spirit realm on blasphemers. Someone, or something, broke into the museum one night. Beside the display of Anahnka's mummy museum officials found traces of burnt incense.
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During the day a strange man was often seen at the display. He was quite large and his right arm was always clutched to his body while the left one swung free. Other visitors avoided him, not only because he chanted over the mummy in an unknown language, but because he had the unmistakable stench of death about him. Glimpses of his face were seen although he wore a large hat pulled down. It was horrible. The skin was so dry and withered it was cracking. And, it was gray-yellow in color, much like the remains of Anahnka.
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Members of the expedition began dying from unexplained causes. An expert in Egyptology died as he was about to X-ray Anahnka's mummy. Another, the thirty-first victim, died of an unknown fever. An archaeologist was found dead in his apartment though when he went to bed he appeared in the best of health. In each case gauze, like the wrappings on a mummy, was found. None of the deaths were attributed to germs of bacteria. All of the members of the original expedition had perished as have their close relatives.
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Now the circle is widening. Will it ever end? Or, must Kharis forever walk the earth seeking revenge upon those who disturbed the final rest of his mistress? Who knows? Will you be a victim?"
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Promotional Copy from Original Instruction Sheet
©1963 Aurora Model Corp
 
This the only pic I currently have showing the longbox promo text. If anyone out there has a better pic and wants to send it my way, I'd be all for it!

I'm also looking for a large, preferably full-sized, scan of the Glow Series Kit instruction front page with art and legible promo text. See my mock-up below.
 
 
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