Step inside King Tut's wildly elaborate and fascinating tomb with this richly illustrated and detailed book.
School Library JournalGr 3-7-A fascinating introduction to Egypt at the time of King Tutankhamun's rule. Each spread provides informative and useful details of the culture and society. Beginning with life along the Nile River, the chapters that follow explain the roles of the pharaoh, priests, taxmen, attendants, etc.; how Tutankhamun came to power; and how pharaohs were mummified and buried amidst wealth for the afterlife. Other chapters discuss the life of Howard Carter and how his persistence led him to the hidden and relatively untouched tomb in 1922. The captivating descriptions, drawings, and photos provide a close look into the past that will surely pique the interest of children whether using the text for reports or for pleasure reading. A time line of events surrounding the story of the tomb, a history of ancient Egypt, and a useful index are appended.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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