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Books with title Mummies and Tombs

  • Mummies and Tombs

    Fiona Macdonald

    Hardcover (Anness, Oct. 1, 2000)
    Journey into the fascinating and exciting world of life after death. Uncover the dark secrets of the mummies of ancient Egypt.
  • Mummies and Tombs


    Paperback (Hermes House, Aug. 16, 2004)
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  • Mummies, Temples and Tombs

    Clive Dickinson

    Paperback (HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks, Sept. 9, 2011)
    Published to accompany Wall-to-Wall’s thrilling, live-action TV series Ancient Egyptians, this entertaining book vividly brings to life the stories of five fascinating people who lived in Egypt over 2,000 years ago, as recorded on original papyrus documents or etched in stone.The individuals whose lives are so vividly recounted include the royal sculptor Thutmose, who even today is remembered as creator of one of the best known pieces of ancient Egyptian art – the plaster bust of Nefertiti, the heretic pharaoh Akhenaton’s beautiful queen. Then there is Wenamun, the priest who set out on an heroic adventure down the Nile in search of materials to build a sacred barge to the god Amun. His life is graphically described in the autobiography inscribed on his tomb which outlines his thrilling voyage and the trading links and lands through which he travelled.The tale of the young weaver Nakht tells of a short and tragic life. By the time he died aged fifteen, Nakht had suffered both hunger and hard labour. He even had traces of a red powder deep in his lungs – granite – a sure sign of a cruel punishment meted out to him for some minor misdemeanor. Yet there were those that loved him, for his remains show that he had been carefully washed, his face shaved and his nails trimmed before being placed in his final resting place, a wooden coffin that would have cost more than a month’s wages.Other tales include those of Weni the palace official, who uncovered a plot to kill the king, and Pharaoh Nectanebo II, last of the Egyptian pharaohs, who sought to protect his realm through magical ritual.
  • World of Mummies and Tombs

    Fiona Macdonald

    Paperback (Anness, Oct. 1, 2000)
    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.
  • Mummies, Tombs and Treasures

    Lila Perl

    Hardcover (Hodder Children's Books, March 1, 1988)
  • Mummies Tombs,and Treasure


    Unknown Binding (scholastic, Feb. 22, 1996)
  • Mummies, Tombs, and the Afterlife

    Elspeth Graham

    Paperback (Pacific Learning, June 1, 2017)
    For Throughout history people have mummified their dead. They sent them into the afterlife with everything from pots and shoes to glittering treasures and even whole armies. This book explores the death rituals of ancient peoples around the world.Text Type: Explanation, Myths and LegendsTheme/Topic: Human History, Politics/Government


    Paperback (HERMES HOUSE, Aug. 16, 2000)