World of Mummies and Tombs

World of Mummies and Tombs

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Dig deep to unearth the the macabre secrets and glittering treasures held by mummies in their tombs for thousands of years. Discover page by page who was mummified and why. You will find the most and least successful ways to preserve a body, magic charms, mysterious gods and secret spells. Meet the Chinese emperor who was buried with an army of life-sized model soldiers, the princess buried in a suit of precious jade and the Sicilian girl preserved by her loving father. Find out how scientists succeed in piecing together everyday life in the past from the remains of the dead.
Publisher: London : Southwater, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781842152317
1842152319
Branch Call Number: 932 M145
Characteristics: 61 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm

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