The Gritty, Stinky Ancient Egypt: The Disgusting Details about Life in Ancient Egypt

The Gritty, Stinky Ancient Egypt: The Disgusting Details about Life in Ancient Egypt

by James A. Corrick
     
 

From icky mummies to bacteria-filled water and sandy food, life could be stinky for people in ancient Egypt. Get ready to explore the nasty side of life in the ancient Egyptian empire.

Overview

From icky mummies to bacteria-filled water and sandy food, life could be stinky for people in ancient Egypt. Get ready to explore the nasty side of life in the ancient Egyptian empire.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Danielle Williams
Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating cultures in history. Although a great deal is known about ancient Egyptian society, more discoveries are made each year and less common information is slow to come to the public's attention. Corrick brings some of that less common information to light in this brief text focused on the more disgusting and unsanitary aspects of ancient Egyptian culture. The author begins with a brief introduction to the basics of this culture, focusing on the architecture and well-known religious aspects. Corrick then delves into the sanitary conditions—or lack thereof—of Egyptian society, and provides a less detailed description of medical treatment and the creation of mummies. Illustrations throughout the text add a great deal of depth and serve to emphasize the primitive nature of Egyptian society. The text will greatly appeal to middle school boys, in particular. Part of the "Fact Finders: Disgusting History" series. Reviewer: Danielle Williams

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429654067
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Disgusting History Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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