Egyptian Mummies

Egyptian Mummies

People From the Past

Book - 2001
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Who were the ancient Egyptians? Why did they mummify their dead? Why did they bury people with their possessions? And why do mummies still fascinate us today?
The remains of seven mummies from the world-famous British Museum can answer these questions and many more. From Ginger, a simple prehistoric farmer, to Katebet, a wealthy woman buried with her jewelry, to Hornedjitef, a grand priest of Amun, the lives and culture of ancient Egyptians are uncovered in thrilling detail. Nearly a hundred color photographs detail what these people looked like, how they worked, the foods they ate, and why they prepared so elaborately for the afterlife--revealing that the life of ordinary Egyptians was different, and yet not so different, from our lives today.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, 2001
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780152026004
Branch Call Number: 932 PEM 2001
Characteristics: 48 p. : ill. (some col.)


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Jun 30, 2017

Ginger - stone age farmer - 3400 BCE
Ankhef - A middle kingdom official - 1950 BCE
Katebet - wealthy lady - 1300 BCE
Theban noblewoman - 700 BCE
Hornedjitef - priest of Amun - 240 BCE
Sacred ibis - 150 BCE
Roman schoolboy - 120 CE

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