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Egyptian Mummies: People from the Past

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Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they mummify their dead? Why did they bury people with their possessions? And why do mummies still fascinate us today?

The remains of seven mummies from the world-famous British Museum can answer these questions and many more. From Ginger, a simple prehistoric farmer, to Katebet, a wealthy woman buried with her jewelry, to Hornedjitef, a grand priest of Amun, the lives and culture of ancient Egyptians are uncovered in thrilling detail. Nearly a hundred color photographs detail what these people looked like, how they worked, the foods they ate, and why they prepared so elaborately for the afterlife--revealing that the life of ordinary Egyptians was different, and yet not so different, from our lives today.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 46) and index.

About the Author

DELIA PEMBERTON is a regular lecturer at the British Museum and a specialist in museum education. An acclaimed Egyptologist, she has written several books on the subject, including the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt coauthored with Geraldine Harris. Ms. Pemberton lives in the United Kingdom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780152026004
Subtitle:
People from the Past
Author:
Pemberton, Delia
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
History
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
Mummies
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback - picture book
Series Volume:
v. 58
Publication Date:
20010901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.63 in
Age Level:
08-12

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