Pyramids of Egypt

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If you could travel anywhere on Earth, where would you go? Does swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef sound exciting? How about visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge? Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, discover how these extraordinary places are threatened and how they are being conserved. As you tour the planet, explore the histories, mysteries, and marvels of these special ...

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Overview

If you could travel anywhere on Earth, where would you go? Does swimming among the colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef sound exciting? How about visiting the majestic Taj Mahal or mysterious Stonehenge? Thanks to the United Nations, these and other destinations are protected as World Heritage sites. In the Troubled Treasures series, discover how these extraordinary places are threatened and how they are being conserved. As you tour the planet, explore the histories, mysteries, and marvels of these special treasures. Full-color photographs, informative maps, and engaging text make this journey a world-class adventure!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Cheryl Williams Chang
It is understood that pyramids were used as tombs for Egypt's kings or pharaohs thousands of years ago. However, it may not be known that these tombs were originally covered with polished, white limestone causing them to shine brightly in the desert sand. They were meant to represent sunbeams. It may also not be known that in Egypt, no two pyramids are exactly alike. Pyramids are gigantic, complex architectural structures, and the largest of the pyramids, called the Great Pyramid, required 20,000-30,000 workers to build it. These workers moved more than 2,300,000 limestone blocks, each weighing an average of 2.5 tons. To this day, the Great Pyramid is one of the largest buildings in the world. Henzel provides readers with a fascinating, in-depth look at the beautiful architecture of pyramids, the details involved with their construction, and the problems pyramids face in today's society. Every page includes clear photographs or illustrations, and the text is easy for children to follow. This nonfiction book includes a table of contents, a glossary and an index. This book will work nicely in an elementary social studies class, geography class, and/or elementary school library. Part of the "Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites" series. Reviewer: Cheryl Williams Chang
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616135669
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Series: Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 971,473
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Symblos of Light 4

Journey to the Afterlife 6

City in the Sand 8

Step by Step 10

A Little Bent 12

Khufu's Giant 14

Other Giza Greats 18

Later Pyramids 20

How They Did It 22

Valley of the Kings 24

Tomb Robbers to Tourists 26

Preserving History 28

Glossary 30

Saying It 31

Web Sites 31

Index 32

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