This book explores the traditions that have surrounded death through the ages, with particular emphasis on the famous mummies and tombs of Ancient Egypt. You will also find out about Anglo-Saxon hoards, the Aztecs smiling god of the Underworld, the terracotta soldiers guarding the first Chinese emperor, and the curses that are said to have befallen archaeologists who opened up sacred tombs. Discover how scientists piece together the lives of peoples of the past, and how some bodies have been preserved purely by chance by natural forces. THE AMAZING HISTORY OF MUMMIES AND TOMBS Uncover the secrets of the Egyptian pyramids and other ancient burial sites, shown in over 350 exciting pictures Fiona Macdonald Consultant: Dr Anne Millard CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Author and Consultant: Fiona Macdonald is the author of over 150 children s books, specializing in history. Dr Anne Millard is an archaeologist with a doctorate in Egyptology.
Biblio NotesDiscover who was mummified and why, the best and worst ways to preserve a body, the underground treasure troves of beautiful princesses and warrior kings, mysterious gods and sinister spells Ten fun, interactive projects include making a hawk-like mask, an Egyptian funeral barge and a ceremonial cloak Over 350 atmospheric images, including a detailed cross-section of an Egyptian pyramid Gripping reference for ages 8 to 12 at home or school
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