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Mummies : a very peculiar history

Author: Nathaniel Harris; David Salariya
Publisher: London : Watts, 1995.
Series: A very peculiar history, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An overview of mummification and embalming including ancient beliefs regarding life after death, rites, rituals, and ceremonies, and the latest in the science of cryogenics. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathaniel Harris; David Salariya
ISBN: 0749616121 9780749616120
OCLC Number: 32272804
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Life after death --
Embalming --
Rituals and spells --
Inside the tomb --
The Egyptian way of death --
The mummy's curse --
Diets, diseases and disasters identified from the bodies --
Mummies from many lands --
Nature embalms with ice or hot dry conditions --
The Greenland mummies --
The bog people --
Tales of bodily parts --
Grave robbers --
Animal bodies --
Modern embalming.
Series Title: A very peculiar history, 1.
Responsibility: written by Nathaniel Harris ; created and designed by David Salariya.

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Forms part of a series in which each title begins in the earliest times, and traces its subject through to the present day. "Mummies" explores mummification and embalming of bodies from Ancient Egypt  Read more...

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