Help your child learn all about mummies using this fact-packed guide.
Let your child be an eyewitness to the amazing secrets of ancient mummies from different countries and cultures—from the chemicals Egyptians used to embalm the dead of Egypt to the artifacts buried with bodies to take into the afterlife; let your child learn all about the varied and fascinating ways people have preserved the dead in bogs, sand, and ice.
The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Table of Contents
|What are mummies?||6|
|A land lost in time||10|
|The Egyptian Book of the Dead||12|
|Making a mummy||14|
|Amulets and magic charms||20|
|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|
|Unwrapping the mummy's secrets||48|
|Mummies of the Andes||52|
|The mummies of Sicily||60|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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!
Book has great pictures and information about mummies of the world.