Mysteries of the Mummy Kids

By: Kelly Milner Halls

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.

ISBN: 9781581960594

JLG Release: Apr 2007


Sensitive Areas: Violence: Mild Violence
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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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 q 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.

Book Details

ISBN

9781581960594

First Release

April 2007

Genre

Nonfiction.

Dewey Classification

393.3

Trim Size

11" x 9 3/8"

Page Count

72

Accelerated Reader

Level 8.1; Points: 4;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 8.9; Points: 7;

Lexile

Level 1150L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Darby Creek

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Mild Violence

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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