Synopses & Reviews
What do mummies have in common with raisins?
What did a well-dressed mummy wear?
Did mummy makers ever make mistakes?
These questions and many others are answered in this book by New York Timesbest-selling author Kenneth C. Davisas he unwraps the fascinating history of mummies from around the world.
Are mummies just dead bodies wrapped up in cloth and found in Egypt? No way! Mummies can be dried out, frozen, wrapped up, hollowed out, or even chopped apart and then sewn back together! And mummies have been found in many places on earth.
Many ancient cultures believed that preserving a dead body would help the body's owner in the afterlife. Some civilizations, like that of the ancient Egyptians, buried their mummies along with jewelry, board games, and even pets!
Kenneth C. Davis's trademark question-and-answer format, complete with riddles, fun facts, and comic illustrations, is the perfect way to explore the fascinating history of mummies.
Ancient and intriguing, mummies are more than just dead bodies wrapped up in cloth and found in Egypt. This book gives the real scoop on these fascinating artifacts, with a question-and-answer format, quotes, fact-filled sidebars, and fun pop quizzes. Illustrations.
About the Author
Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times best-selling author of Don't Know Much About® History, Don't Know Much About® Geography, Don't Know Much About® The Civil War,
and Don't Know Much About® The Bible.
Peoplemagazine has said that "Reading [Davis] is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had."
A frequent visitor to classrooms and teacher groups, Davis has appeared often on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio,and many other television and radio shows. He is a contributing editor to USA Weekend,which features his Don't Know Much About®quizzes on a variety of subjects.
Born and educated in Mt. Vernon, New York, he now lives in New York City and Vermont with his wife, Joann, and their two children, Jenny and Colin.