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Here is an exciting and informative guide to mummies, both natural and embalmed. Color photographs of preserved bodies -- from a hunter who froze to death 5,300 years ago to the mummy of Ramesses the Great -- offer a unique view of how and why mummification developed.

Documents the history and significance of mummies, both natural and man-made, and describes the principles and ceremonies associated with them.

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Overview

Here is an exciting and informative guide to mummies, both natural and embalmed. Color photographs of preserved bodies -- from a hunter who froze to death 5,300 years ago to the mummy of Ramesses the Great -- offer a unique view of how and why mummification developed.

Documents the history and significance of mummies, both natural and man-made, and describes the principles and ceremonies associated with them.

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Children's Literature - Debra Briatico
This magnificent photo-essay documents the history and significance of natural and man-made mummies. The author describes the principles and ceremonies associated with these preserved bodies and presents information about mummy cases and buried treasures, the afterlife, royal mummies (Egyptian, Greek and Roman), the Egyptian Book of the Dead, animal mummies, bog mummies, and much more. Part of the "Eyewitness Books" series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756607074
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

What are mummies? 6
Natural mummies 8
A land lost in time 10
The Egyptian Book of the Dead 12
Making a mummy 14
Wrapping up 16
Mummy masks 18
Amulets and magic charms 20
Mummy cases 23
Into the sarcophagus 28
Taking it with you 30
Workers for the afterlife 32
The mummy and the god Osiris 34
The royal mummies 36
The treasures of Tutankhamun 38
Curse of the mummy 40
Greek and Roman mummies 42
Animal mummies 44
Unwrapping the mummy's secrets 48
Mummies of the Andes 52
The Iceman 56
Bog mummies 58
The mummies of Sicily 60
Other mummies 62
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2010

    Captivating!

    We gave this book to our seven year old daughter for her birthday. She was so excited to receive it she perused half the book before remembering she had other gifts to open! She and her best friend are fascinated by mummies, and this was the perfect gift to entertain and educate. We will definitely be buying her more books from the eyewitness series of books. Our daughter loves how the book is filled with pictures. Because of this book we took her to a local archeological museum where she was able to see some mummies up close and personal. As a parent, what I appreciate about the book is how it draws my daughter in and fuels her passion all the while educating her. I would definitely recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2006

    Interesting

    Book has great pictures and information about mummies of the world.

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