The day grows late
After descending through a hole in the floor, that Springheel Jack reconnoitered, they find a room with an open sarcophagus, several cenobic jars, as well as several black humanoid statues with Jackal heads around the room. Dirk tried to disarm one of them, and several set upon the group, causing some wounds, but they are destroyed.
After that, they find a room with scrolls, and there they make a few discoveries! And finally, they explore what is apparently the last room down below the hole, and there discover a closed sarcophagus, several more of the statues, and many prostrate dead…
Here are the translation of the Hieroglyphs:
The Hieroglyphs in the first two rooms seem to be mostly prayers. However, the following information can be teased out of the rest of the dross:
Specially Trained craftsmen who had learned secret techniques from Sosra built this temple, known as the Pyramid of Sosra or the Great Temple. Sosra also learned many ancient secrets, including a secret formula used by the Atlanteans to obtain immortality. Sosra used this formula on himself but soon learned he needed to consume human blood in order to rejuvenate his body. This limitation displeased him, so he developed the process of mummification, which preserved the body and eliminated the hunger for blood.
Sosra had himself mummified alive and became the first undead mummy. He taught the technique to others and eventually many pharaohs, priests, and even servants became mummies as well. Sosra grew so powerful the ancient Egyptians eventually came to worship him as Imhotep, the god of medicine.
The dark gods, not willing to be outsmarted, cursed Sosra and the other mummies with paralysis. They fell to the ground as if dead, and their followers dutifully entombed them according to their ancient ritual.