Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor - Summary

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperoris an action movie and third film in the The Mummy series. The movie begins in ancient China. Qin Shi Huang (Jet Li), a brutal and tyrannical warlord, unites the country's kingdoms into an empire and becomes The Dragon Emperor. He orders the construction of the Great Wall of China to bury and curse his dead enemies. 

The Emperor begins to grow fearful that all he has accomplished will be lost upon his death. He hears of a sorceress, Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh), who is said to know the secret of immortality and sends his henchman, General Ming Guo (Russell Wong), to bring her to the palace. When Ming finds her, they fall in love. After discovering their love affair, the Emperor executes Ming and stabs Zi Yuan. Revealing that she has foreseen these events, Zi Yuan detains the Emperor and transforms his army into the Terra Cotta Soldiers, and then she flees.

In 1946, archaeologist Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford), Rick (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn O'Connell's (Maria Bello) son, locates the Emperor's tomb. They accidently revive the Emperor but he remains undead in his terra cotta form. The entire O’Connell family works together to defeat the Emperor, who is determined to live again. The family has an action packed adventure as they take on the latest mummy.

In this story behind the movie, meet Qin Shi Huang and learn about his brutal takeover of China’s states. View the Great Wall of China, a manmade wonder of the world. Virtually tour the Himalayan Mountains. See nine of the world’s ten highest peaks including the highest – Mount Everest. 


Examine the evidence surrounding the legends of the Yeti and decide for yourself if they exist. View the amazing Terra Cotta army and read the story behind this amazing discovery.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5189stories and lessons created

Original Release: Aug 01, 2008

Updated Last Revision: Jun 29, 2019

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