The Victorians were obsessed with Egyptology and mummies. It was during the second half of the 19th century that many of the most significant archeological finds were made in Egypt, and stories of the revenge of the mummies on anyone raiding their tombs, stealing their treasures or unwrapping their corpses abounded.
This collection brings together the best and scariest short stories of the period, featuring vengeance-seeking mummies, bandaged zombies, pharaonic ghosts and ancient curses.
- "Lot No. 249", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- "Imprisoned with the Pharaohs", by Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft
- "Lost in a Pyramid or the Mummy’s Curse", by Louisa May Alcott
- "An Egyptian Cigarette", by Kate Chopin
- "Some Words with a Mummy", by Edgar Allan Poe
- "The Mummy’s Foot", by Théophile Gautier
- "A Professor of Egyptology", by Guy Boothby
- "Nyarlathotep", by H. P. Lovecraft
- "The Story of Baelbrow", by E. & H. Heron
- "The Ring of Thoth", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle