King Tut: Tales from the Tomb

King Tut: Tales from the Tomb

by Diana Briscoe
     
 

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Discusses ancient Egyptian customs and beliefs regarding death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, and the legend of a mummy's curse in relation to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

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Discusses ancient Egyptian customs and beliefs regarding death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, and the legend of a mummy's curse in relation to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.

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Children's Literature
Egyptian Pharaoh Tut-ankh-Amun, otherwise known as King Tut, has been the source of much mystery and legend. For many years, archeologists searched for his tomb. In 1922, a team of researchers, Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon, finally found King's Tut's burial place. What they uncovered in the tomb took over ten years to excavate and brought us many valuable insights into Ancient Egypt and the lifestyle of the Pharaohs. This wonderful resource provides us with both an overview of how King Tut's tomb was discovered as well as a discussion of the Ancient Egyptian culture, from tomb building to mummification to hieroglyphics. This book does a good job of blending the historical facts with the lasting impression these events have on our world today, such as our fascination with mummies. A timeline, glossary, actual photographs of the excavation of the tomb, maps, and illustrations are scattered throughout the text to add more interest and understanding. This is a good place for any young reader to start learning about this fascinating time in world history. 2003, Capstone Press,
— Sheree Van Vreede

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736895316
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
High Five Reading - Green Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 14 Years

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