by John Malam


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All throughout history people have preserved dead bodies. Mummies takes us on a fascinating journey through this gruesome art. See the first mummies, covered in mud and made in South America. Learn how the mummy makers of ancient Egypt removed the insides and prevented bodies from rotting. Discover natural mummies of people, and even ancient animals that have been preserved in ice or in bogs. And see how and where the art of mummy making is still being carried on today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482421774
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: 100 Facts You Should Know
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 890L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

John Malam -- Author -- is a best-selling children's author and an experienced archeologist. Dr. Joann Fletcher -- Consultant -- is a professional Egyptologist specializing in mummification.

Table of Contents

What is a mummy? 4

The first mummies 6

Mummies of ancient Egypt 8

Making mummies 10

Bog bodies 12

Frozen mummies 14

The Ice Man 16

Living mummies of Peru 18

The Palermo mummies 20

Look inside a mummy 22

Animal mummies 24

A never-ending story 26

Mummy mania 28

Glossary 30

Index and Web sites 32

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