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500 Things to Know About the Ancient World

500 Things to Know About the Ancient World

Paperback British Museum Activity Books

By (author) Carolyn Howitt

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  • Publisher: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 210mm x 14mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0714131180
  • ISBN 13: 9780714131184
  • Illustrations note: 230 colour & 15 b/w illustrations
  • Sales rank: 265,052

Product description

Relax the experts at the British Museum have sifted out all the best bits of ancient history into one essential, easy-to-read book. Youll never again be short of an interesting historical fact to stun your friends and impress your teachers. Did you know that the ancient Aztecs invented football (but they sacrificed the losing team to the gods)? How did they get the squishy bits out of the insides of mummies in ancient Egypt? Did you know that ancient Greek men did athletics in the nude (and didnt let girls watch?) What were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? Who was Eric Bloodaxe? How many Egyptian pharaohs were there? How many pyramids? Who liked to eat boiled ostrich? What is a hippocamp? Did you know that the Romans favourite sauce wasnt tomato ketchup, but rancid fish? Can you name the Twelve Olympian gods of ancient Greece? Can you list ten top facts about cats in ancient Egypt?

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Author information

Carolyn Howitt is the E-Learning Officer in the Department of Learning and Audience, British Museum. She is the author of the British Museum Quiz Book of the Ancient World (BMP 2004).

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"Colorful illustrations and photographs help to create and maintain interest." —Lana Miles, "School Library Journal", June 2008