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Mysteries of the Mummy Kids



by
Kelly Milner Halls

Edition
-
Publisher
Darby Creek
Imprint
Print
ISBN
9781581960594
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Violence: Mild Violence
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Mummies aren't just artfully preserved Egyptian royalty. Explorers and archaeologists have discovered mummies all over the world, from the Andes Mountains to the deserts of China. Mummies may be children or adults, wealthy or poor, revered or reviled members of society, and inadvertently or intentionally preserved. Looking at child mummies from different countries and cultures, Halls asks how these mummies came to exist and why people find them so fascinating. Full-color diagrams and photographs. Interviews with specialists.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

72

Trim Size

11" x 9 3/8"

Dewey

393.3

AR

8.1: points 4

Lexile

1150L

Genre

Nonfiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

7

JLG Release

Apr 2007

Book Genres

Nonfiction

Topics

Mummies. Mummification. Children. The Incas. Precious metals. Statues. Human sacrifice. Recovering mummies. Ceremonial dress. Mummy bundles. Tupac Amaru (d. 1572). Museums. King Tutankhamun. Tombs. Treasure. Looters. Damage. Respect for the dead. Causes of death. CT scans. Facial reconstruction. Perfume. Peat bogs. Bog bodies. The Capuchin Catacombs. Urumchi, China. Greenland. Ice mummies. Aleutian mummification. Opening caskets. Modern mummification. Making human connections.

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Graphic photographs of child mummies from around the world accompany this informative text that describes mummification processes (accidental and intentional) and the historical value of these archaeological discoveries. Many of the photos are gruesome, as are the tales of child sacrifice and murder. Short chapters, clear writing, interviews, and quotes from scientists add depth. Bib., glos., ind.

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