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A Child's Introduction to Egyptology: The Mummies, Pyramids, Pharaohs, Gods, and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Heather Alexander, Sara Mulvanny

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History & the past: general interest (Children's /

As the newest addition to the highly successful Child's Introduction Series, which has sold more than 600,000 copies, this charmingly illustrated book explores all the wonders of Ancient Egypt -- from pyramids and mummies to pharaohs and gods -- for curious kids ages 8 to 11 to enjoy.

Get ready to go back in time to discover one of history's most fascinating civilizations -- Ancient Egypt! Packed with stories of pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods, and more, this illustrated introduction to Egyptology is perfect for curious kids ages 8 to 11.

Author Heather Alexander leads young readers from the very beginning of the kingdom 4,500 years ago through the reign of Cleopatra in 31 BC. Included throughout are beautifully illustrated profiles of gods and goddesses like Ra, the god of the sun, and Isis, the goddesses of magic, as well as information about scribes, priests, and other notable Egyptians. Kids will learn about the great pharaohs like Ramses II and Nefertiti, how the magnificent Great Pyramid in Giza was built, an in-depth explanation of how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, and even how mummies were made.

This fact-filled book with original illustrations, a removable hieroglyphics poster, and activities like How to Mummify an Apple and Create Your Own Papyrus is perfect for every young, budding Egyptologist.

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