100 Hundred Things you Should Know about Mummies by John Malam

mummiesWhat’s the difference between natural and artificial mummies and how can such discoveries inform our knowledge of geological events and societal practices in different cultures? These and many more questions will be answered in this fascinating collection of mummy facts collected in 100 Things you Should Know about Mummies. Bog bodies, corpses in ancient civilizations and across continents plus human and animal bodies are explored with information on mummification processes, archeological research and burials practices are supported with photographs and detailed illustrations throughout. Test your knowledge with short quizzes – Which mummy did have the first CAT scan? – and become an expert on this bizarre and sometimes macabre subject that fascinates young and old alike.

Available in hardback from INT Books, this is a new addition to their list, although not brand new to the general market. A great information source for kids with a thirst for facts, and with sufficient detail and content to support Year 7 and 8 history studies in the Australian Curriculum with easy to read, engaging text.

Malam, J. (2011). 100 things you should know about mummies. Broomall, Pennsylvania: Mason Crest.

Further titles in the series explore other facets of ancient civilizations including gladiators, samurai and Vikings.
gladiators samurai vikings

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About jenbales

Avid lover of children's literature, experienced teacher librarian with expertise in resourcing the Australian Curriculum; Adjunct lecturer for Charles Sturt University and a representative of INT Books.
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