Mummies, Gods and Pharaohs

Mummies, Gods and Pharaohs

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by Kathryn Petras
     
 

Pharaohs, pyramids, gods and goddesses, the Valley of the Queens, the order of the kings, and the 50 sons of Ramesses. Walk with Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun. Discover the collection of spells, incantations, passwords and advice of The Book of the Dead. Learn the secrets of embalming, including the only vital organ to be left in the preserved body.

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Pharaohs, pyramids, gods and goddesses, the Valley of the Queens, the order of the kings, and the 50 sons of Ramesses. Walk with Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun. Discover the collection of spells, incantations, passwords and advice of The Book of the Dead. Learn the secrets of embalming, including the only vital organ to be left in the preserved body. Illustrating the entries is a rich selection of images drawn from tomb paintings, statues, archaeological finds and museum exhibits.

  • 50 INDIVIDUALLY DIE-CUT CARDS

  • FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT

  • KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

  • FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

  • Editorial Reviews

    Children's Literature
    Unfold the fan and a myriad of information about ancient Egypt awaits the reader. "Fandex" field guides are cleverly packaged and the hands-on-format is appealing to children. Fifty die cut cards are fastened to unfold, revealing wonderful photographs and concise information. Egypt continues to entice, fascinate, and baffle researchers. What is the reason for the angle of the Bent Pyramid? Why is the Great Sphinx shrouded in mystery? Who was the female pharaoh whose name was obliterated from the walls of her tomb and temples? These and many other perplexing puzzles and facts are included in a source that is loaded with information, yet will fit in the palm of a hand. Learn about the pharaohs, gods and goddesses, rituals, and facts about daily life. Egyptians so loved animals that when one died, mourners shaved eyebrows in respect. Amulets such as the ankh were buried with the dead to ward off evil spirits. An index makes research easy and learning becomes fun when it is literally at one's fingertips! 2000, Workman Publishing, $9.95. Ages 8 up. Reviewer: Laura Hummel

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780761117575
    Publisher:
    Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
    Publication date:
    04/01/2000
    Series:
    Fandex Family Field Guides
    Pages:
    96
    Sales rank:
    770,701
    Product dimensions:
    4.25(w) x 10.69(h) x 0.81(d)
    Lexile:
    IG1170L (what's this?)
    Age Range:
    9 - 18 Years

    Meet the Author

    Kathryn and Ross Petras, sister and brother, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Kathryn Petras lives in Seattle.

    Ross and Kathryn Petras, brother and sister, are great curators of quotes whose calendar, The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said, has sold over 4.6 million copies. Ross Petras lives in Toronto.

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