Best Book of Mummies

Best Book of Mummies

by Miranda Smith
     
 

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A fascinating look beneath the bandages for an exploration of Egyptian mummies--who they were, how they were embalmed, where they were buried, and how they were rediscovered. Full-page scenes take the reader back to the time of the pharaohs, while engaging text reveals the secrets of the long dead.

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A fascinating look beneath the bandages for an exploration of Egyptian mummies--who they were, how they were embalmed, where they were buried, and how they were rediscovered. Full-page scenes take the reader back to the time of the pharaohs, while engaging text reveals the secrets of the long dead.

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“A comprehensive basic reference providing an introduction to the mummies of ancient Egypt. ” —Children's Literature

“The book's layout is airy and appealing...” —School Library Journal

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Here is a comprehensive basic reference providing an introduction to the mummies of ancient Egypt. Chapters address the pharaohs, tomb robbers, the process of mummification, the Carter-Carnarvon discoveries, an Egyptian funeral procession as deduced from artifacts and paintings, and more. Blocks of text in moderately large size are used to label clear and attractive illustrations. Index and glossary provided.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-This introduction to ancient Egypt explains the step-by-step process of making mummies, from washing the body and removing the organs to drying it with salt and wrapping it with linen bandages. Many illustrations accompany these descriptions, showing what kind of charms might be hidden in the bandages, what the funeral procession looked like, and the kinds of treasures that filled the tombs. Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 is discussed briefly, and modern techniques such as scanning bodies and rebuilding mummies' faces from their bone structure are mentioned. Much of this information isn't new, but the book's layout is airy and appealing. Purchase if this topic is high on the "want" list for school reports.-Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753458730
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
04/14/2005
Series:
Best Book of Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.54(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Miranda Smith is a long-standing editor of information books for both children and adults and is the author of Kingfisher Knowledge: Sharks.

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