I'm trying to remember a movie. The only thing I remember clearly is that there were modern explorers in a land or time that resembles ancient Rome or Greece.

At the end of the movie during a disaster there is this young woman who enters a chamber or something with flames and when she comes out she is old and dies. The "modern explorers" looked like from the 50's.

  • The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962) (link: imdb.com/title/tt0056579) ? I watched this many times when I was a kid. I don't remember the ending though. – pojo-guy Jan 4 '18 at 3:13

This may be the 1965 movie adaption of H. Rider Haggard's She, starring Ursula Andress.

from the IMDB page:

After doing military service in the Middle East, British archaeologist Holly, his valet and his handsome young friend Leo are spotted in Palestine and approached by a mysterious oriental who identified Leo by his uncanny likeness to the portrait on an ancient coin. An adventurous search for the lost Pharaonic city of Kuma proceeds relying on a recently-acquired map. Their hasty mini-expedition reaches a hidden city where the Hellenistic age is still alive. It is ruled by the supernatural Ayesha, 'She who must be obeyed', who believes Leo is is the reincarnation she waited for all those centuries of Callicrates, a companion of Alexander the Great. She offers him immortality and to share the throne as her eternal love, but it goes tragically wrong...

It's a largish image, but here's some thumbnails of She aging in the fire:

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  • It's recommended on this site to include a little information on why you think a suggestion matches the description in the question--in this case you could just quote the last paragraph of the plot description on the wikipedia page, which describes how Ayesha steps into a flame and then rapidly ages. – Hypnosifl May 7 '15 at 20:41
  • Thank you for the sugestion. I saw the movie a lo g time ago and I'm describing it from memory. It's my first time in this page. I'll consider it next time. – Romualdo Rodríguez May 7 '15 at 20:48
  • @Romualdo Rodriguez - Not sure if you were replying to me, but if so my suggestion wasn't meant for you, but rather for Joe L. (who subsequently did add some info on how the movie matches your description). – Hypnosifl May 7 '15 at 21:05
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    #Hypnosifl: For future reference, I often post a bare-bones answer first, then add details at my leisure. I'm not a very fast typist. – Joe L. May 7 '15 at 21:16

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