Mummy by James Putnam
(DK Eyewitness Books)

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Discover the eternal secrets of mummies -- from the embalmed dead of ancient Egypt to bodies preserved in bogs, sand and ice.

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!


About James Putnam

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James Putnam has been a Visiting Scholar in Museum Studies at New York University and Curator of the Contemporary Arts and Cultures Program at the British Museum. Peter Hayman is a recognised leader in the fine art of bird illustration. He was trained as an architect, which has enabled him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form and made him a widely published illustrator of birds.
Published January 1, 1960 by DK CHILDREN. 63 pages
Genres: History, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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