Here is an exciting and informative guide to mummies, both natural and embalmed. Superb color photographs of preserved bodies -- from a hunter who froze to death 5,300 years ago to the mummy of Ramesses the Great -- offer a unique "eyewitness" view of how and why mummification developed. See the unwrapped bodies of Egyptian pharaohs, a Chinese princess buried in a suit of jade, the face of a Copper-Age hunter, a mummy that became a movie star, and a Peruvian mummy from high in the Andes. Learn how bog people were sacrificed, why one 5,000-year-old mummy is called Ginger, the size of the longest crocodile mummy, and how modern technology can see inside closed mummy cases. Discover how Sicilian monks embalmed their dead, what started the story of the mummy's curse, how wealthy Egyptians took servants into the afterlife, the glittering treasures of Tutankhamun, and much, much more!
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