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Mummies

by Malam, John, 1957-

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Non Fiction J 932 Mal
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 932 Mal
 
 
Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 393.3 MAL
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 393.3 MAL
 
 
Summary
The mummies of ancient Egypt were part of a belief system that permeated the lives of the living as well as the dead. That period in history is an endless source of fascination, and this superb book offers a new way to understand it: Four printed acetate-overlay pages provide a window into the past, beneath the mummy's wrapping and right into the magnificent pyramids and tombs in which they were placed. With 120 full-color illustrations, this is an illuminating look at the great tomb of Tutankhamun, the pyramid of Cheops, and the rituals, arts, gods, and rulers of the time.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Two titles take a closer look at perennially popular subjects. See-Through Pirates by Kelly Davis introduces the lives of the salty thieves from their ships and weapons to the punishments they inflicted on enemies, the food they ate, brief bios, etc. Transparent overlays offer time-lapse sequences, add another layer to a cutaway view of the ship, etc. See-Through Mummies by John Malam explores the beliefs of the Egyptians that led to the culture's first mummies, plus the methods of embalming and preserving them. Overlays convey methods of wrapping the deceased as well as the ornate decorations for the outer appearance of the mummies. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series See-through.
Subjects Mummies -- Egypt -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Philadelphia, Pa. :Running Press Kids,2003
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 34 cm.
ISBN 076241586X
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