Synopses & Reviews
Pharaohs, pyramids, gods and goddesses, the Valley of the Queens, the order of the kings, and the 50 sons of Ramesses. Walk with Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun. Discover the collection of spells, incantations, passwords and advice of The Book of the Dead. Learn the secrets of embalming, including the only vital organ to be left in the preserved body. Illustrating the entries is a rich selection of images drawn from tomb paintings, statues, archaeological finds and museum exhibits. 50 INDIVIDUALLY DIE-CUT CARDS FULL COLOR THROUGHOUT KNOWLEDGE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
King Tut, pyramids, curse of the mummy, and the 150 newly discovered tombs in the Valley of the Kings--"Mummies, Gods & Pharaohs" is a handheld guide to the popular mystery and appeal of ancient Egypt. 50 color Fandex cards.
Combining 50 individually die-cut cards with full-color illustrations, plus hundreds of intriguing facts, stories, statistics, and trivia, Fandex is the newest breakthrough in information-packed, family publishing.
Here is a richly visual, handheld guide to King Tut, Egyptology, the great gods, the mysteries of the pyramids, and the truth behind the curse of the mummy. Drawing on the renewed interest in Egyptian archaeology fostered by the recent discovery and ongoing excavation of over 150 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Mummies,/i> dazzles with hieroglyphs and grave robbers, the Sphinx, Rameses and Howard Carter, Karnak, Thoth, and Thebes.
About the Author
Kathryn and Ross Petras, are great curators of quotes and the authors of several books, including The Stupidest Things Ever Said Book of All-Time Stupidest Top Ten Lists; Dance First, Think Later; Don’t Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats, The Lexicon of Stupidity, and Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese. The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said calendar has over 3 million copies in print. Ross and Kathryn Petras, brother and sister, are the authors of Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re a Cheese (with 160,000 copies in print); The 776 Stupidest Things Ever Said and The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said calendar (over 3 million copies in print); and the Fabulous Broads calendar. Ross Petras lives with his family in New Jersey, Kathryn Petras with her husband in Manhattan.