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HarperCollins, Apr 12, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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What do mummies have in common with raisins?

What did a well-dressed mummy wear?

Did mummy makers ever make mistakes?

These questions and many others are answered in this book by New York Times best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis as he unwraps the fascinating history of mummies from around the world.

Are mummies just dead bodies wrapped up in cloth and found in Egypt? No way! Mummies can be dried out, frozen, wrapped up, hollowed out, or even chopped apart and then sewn back together! And mummies have been found in many places on earth.

Many ancient cultures believed that preserving a dead body would help the body's owner in the afterlife. Some civilizations, like that of the ancient Egyptians, buried their mummies along with jewelry, board games, and even pets!

Kenneth C. Davis's trademark question-and-answer format, complete with riddles, fun facts, and comic illustrations, is the perfect way to explore the fascinating history of mummies.

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User Review  - Sassy_Seshat - LibraryThing

A much better coverage of Ancient Egypt, a more specific topic and though it is illustrated, the illustrations are accurate. Perfect for students. Read full review

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User Review  - Snorkle - Goodreads

This book was pretty interesting, it held my attention and I ended up learning some things that I hadn't known about before. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Kenneth C. Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of "A Nation Rising"; "America's Hidden History"; and "Don't Know Much About-->?--> History", which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, sold more than 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal Don't Know Much About-->?--> series for adults and children. A resident of New York City and Dorset, Vermont, Davis frequently appears on national television and radio and has been a commentator on NPR's "All Things Considered". He blogs regularly at

S. D. Schindler is the popular illustrator of many bestselling picture books, including How Santa Got His Job, Big Pumpkin, the Math Start title Betcha!, and the 2005 Newbery Honor Book Whittington.

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