Egipčanski svečenik Imhotep je bil zaradi prešuštva s faraonovo priležnico preklet in obsojen na mumifikacijo pri živem telesu. Leta 1923 ga v puščavi Egipta nehote obudijo lovci na zaklade. 1999.
An English librarian called Evelyn Carnahan becomes interested in starting an archaeological dig at the ancient city of Hamunaptra. She gains the help of Rick O'Connell, after saving him from his death. What Evelyn, her brother Jonathan and Rick are unaware of is that another group of explorers are interested in the same dig. Unfortunately for everyone, this group ends up unleashing a curse which been laid on the dead High Priest Imhotep. Now 'The Mummy' is awake and it's going to take a lot more than guns to send him back to where he came from.