Wrapped for Eternity The Story of the Egyptian Mummy

Wrapped for Eternity The Story of the Egyptian Mummy

by Mildred Mastin Pace
     
 

The man’s body was carried through dusty streets to a tent where it was laid face up on table. The brain was drawn out through the nostril. An incision was made in the left side, and the stomach, liver, kidneys, lungs and intestines were removed and placed in four jars. The heart was left in place; the body cavity cleansed in white wine. Then the body was…  See more details below

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The man’s body was carried through dusty streets to a tent where it was laid face up on table. The brain was drawn out through the nostril. An incision was made in the left side, and the stomach, liver, kidneys, lungs and intestines were removed and placed in four jars. The heart was left in place; the body cavity cleansed in white wine. Then the body was dried out. For days it lay covered with natron powder under the hot sun. Finally, the leathery, light remains were wrapped in 150 yards of cloth, placed in a coffin, and buried. Who was this man? One day, by chance, the body was discovered. So, too, were the wicked deeds of tomb robbers, political intrigue and corruption, and the magnificent collection of household items that had been a part of the man’s life. By means of X ray, scientists determined what the man looked like, the cause of death and they found the answers to many puzzling questions from the man’s past. All this was learned from a body that was 3,000 years old. The Egyptian civilization is full of buried secrets, none of them more fascinating and mysterious then her mummies. Here is a book of scholarship and suspense for everyone curious about Ancient Egypt and the history of her dead.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013383326
Publisher:
Rejuvenate Your Books
Publication date:
09/16/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Mildred Mastin Pace was born in St Louis, Missouri, she and her family moved to Kentucky when she was fifteen. Her career as a writer began when she worked her way through Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa, writing for newspapers. After college she went to New York and continued writing. Her distinguished writing career flowered in 1941 with her biography of Clara Barton. This book won The Herald Tribune Spring Festival Prize for most outstanding children’s book for the older age. In 1957, the children of Vermont voted her story, Old Bones the Wonder Horse, Kentucky Derby Champion, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher award. In 1970 she wrote My Japan. This is the story of one young girl’s life before, during and after the Hiroshima holocaust. It was while ferreting out material for many of the Mary Margaret McBride radio shows during 1936-1940, that she developed the research skills that made the writing of her books possible. She wrote three other biographies which are: Juliette Low, Early American, the story of Paul Revere and Friend of Animals, the story of Henry Bergh, founder of the A.S.P.C.A. She wrote one novel, Home Is Where the Heart Is. Two of her most popular books are Wrapped for Eternity, the story of the Egyptian Mummy and Pyramids, Tombs for Eternity. She lived with, her husband Clark, in wooded privacy in Garrison, New York. She was very active in the affairs of the local library. After Clark died she moved to Lexington, Kentucky to be close to family. She died on October 24th, 1992.

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