Originally Posted by SnapDragon
On the plus side, it's easier to get the Hedjet; as far as I can tell, dying anywhere in any way on the Moai level will spawn you inside it. Even blowing yourself up or falling off the bottom of the level work.
Bummer that it doesn't prevent the ghost, are you sure you don't lose the hedjet when you enter the city of gold though? I can't recall if you do or don't, I thought you lost the scepter at least?
Either way, it's good to know that about the Maoi, used to be you had to be within a certain proximity! (can't tell you how many times I accidentally blew myself up with too much health, survived the blast and fell to my death without accessing the maoi upon revive in the PC version!)