Mummies: A Very Peculiar History

Mummies: A Very Peculiar History

by Nathaniel Harris, David Salariya
     
 
Explores the process of mummification and embalming of bodies, from ancient Egypt through the ages to the new techniques of today, such as cryogenics.

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Explores the process of mummification and embalming of bodies, from ancient Egypt through the ages to the new techniques of today, such as cryogenics.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This intriguing resource will satisfy curious youngsters who are interested in learning more about the mysterious world of mummies. This book uses true stories, amazing facts and detailed illustrations to describe various mummification practices used throughout history-from ancient Egyptian rituals and customs to the new techniques implemented by today's cryogenic scientists. In addition to discussing which cultures made mummies, the author also describes where and why mummies were made. "A Very Peculiar History"series.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Dead bodies whether preserved on purpose or preserved accidentally provide information about individuals and a culture. For the Egyptians, mummification was an art and a serious religious practice. The afterlife was important and the Egyptians went to great lengths to prepare the way for their rulers and other nobles. But, the Egyptians were not the only ones to preserve bodies. Mummies have been found in Greenland, Papua New Guinea and the Canary Islands. Other bodies have been preserved due to freezing or internment in bogs. Lots of goulish details and illustrations should attract even the most reluncant reader, although the density and type size of the text may be challenging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531143544
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Series:
Very Peculiar History Ser.
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.15(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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