Mummies

Mummies

The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest From Around the World

Book - 2005
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It's here! "Mummies: The Newest, Coolest, and Creepiest," unlike any before it, a Mummies book with never-before-seen photographs and illustrations of mummies around the world. With amazing new discoveries made every year, archeologists have only scratched the surface of the secrets of these mummies hold. The ghoulish allure that has attracted young readers to mummies can also lead children to explore and learn about the mysterious ancient cultures, like Egypt, from which these mummies came. This fascinating account of the latest mummy finds from around the world will captivate young readers as it explores the technological methods and forensic clues scientist use to investigate the mysteries of ancient civilizations. With color photos and detailed accounts of some of the most exciting recent mummy finds, this book promises to educate while it entertains.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2005.
ISBN: 9780810957978
0810957973
Branch Call Number: J 393.3 TAN
Characteristics: 48 pages :,color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Bahn, Paul G.

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Jul 04, 2017

Contains:
Cotton King - Peru
oldest mummies- Chinchorro
Inca child sacrifices
Kwaday Dan Ts'inchi - Canada - native man
Egypt
Bog mummies - Europe
Mummies of Cladh Hallan - Scotland
The Iceman - Otztal Alps Italy
Ice Maiden - Siberia
Zeleniy Yar - Siberia
Cherchen Man - China
Buddhist monks - Himalayas
Modern mummies - Eva Peron, Lenin, Mao Zedong

There have been mummies found all over the world, from ancient times to modern, including monks in Asia who practice self-mummification.

ggbookreader Aug 13, 2012

Review title: Buried Treasure.
*In-depth history of mummies. *How mummies are prepared by nature and how they are prepared by humans is explained in this book. *May be used for a book report or research project on burial practice preparation. *Appropriate for ten to thirteen-year-old students (5th to 8th graders) for social studies or history. * Learn information about the Chinchorro people of South America; Mount Llullaillaco (one of the highest mountains in South America); discoveries in Lima, Peru; a little about the Spanish flu virus; and how mummies assist scientist and archeologists learn of previous civilizations and generations along with valuable health information from mummies. *Learn that scientists & archaeologists are using mummies to avoid future virus attacks and bacteria attacks in the 21st century, this gathering of information is to maintain modern day health. *Learn about the use of natron salt. *So many fascinating facts to keep readers intrigued.

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