The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy

The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy

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Uncover the secrets of Hornedjitef--the man and the mummy!
Hornedjitef was a priest of the temple of Amun in ancient Egypt more than 2,000 years ago. His mummy was carefully prepared for the afterlife with a golden mask, expensive jewelery and amulets, and two elaborate coffins. But who was he? How do we know his name? What job did he do? Where did he live, and what was his life like in ancient Egypt thousands of years ago?
Experts at the British Museum have uncovered a huge amount of evidence about Hornedjitef. They have used the most up-to-date scientific techniques, plus a lot of careful archaeological detective work. Now readers can get on the case and discover Hornedjitef's secrets!
In The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy, readers can follow the fascinating detective work of experts in the British Museum who have discovered the evidence of who he was, his age and health, his home, his job, and what his life was like in ancient Egypt.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 221 x 287 x 10.9mm | 503.5g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • London, England, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0195219899
  • 9780195219890
  • 2,110,611

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"This book will have wide appeal for readers just becoming acquainted with the wonders of Egyptology as well as for those who are more knowledgeable."--School Library Journal
"The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy is an excellent book for middle school students with an interest in archaeology. The accurate and understandable science provides many cross-curricular connections to social studies. For teachers, the book would be useful for extending class activities or integrating content for teaching teams. Students will be able to use the book as a resource for research projects or for independent reading....The writing style and excellent content make this a book to be read and enjoyed for the story of the science investigation, rather than just a book with interesting pictures." -- NSTA Recommends
"Recommended for elementary school library collections where both reluctant readers and those researching life in ancient Egypt." --Catholic Library World
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