A mummy is a dead preserved body.
When Egyptians mummified their dead, they pulled the brain out of the nose by using a metal hook. Gross! They also removed the organs, guts, bones, intestines, lungs, and veins. The only thing they didn't take out was the heart. They believed the heart should always stay, for two reasons: It gave them their love, and a good afterlife.
Mummies are in thriller movies. Like The Mummy, the person who plays the mummy is Boris Karloff. Karloff the Mummy. There is a black-and-white version, and an in color version. The new one stars Imhotep. Mummies may have an icky life, but are very interesting!