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Title:
The search for tombs
Author:
Ganeri, Anita, 1961-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
47 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the discovery of notable tombs around the world, including the burial chamber of the Egyptian boy king Tutankhamen, the royal tombs of China, and the burial ships of Vikings.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 1.0 28636.
ISBN:
9780817248390
Format :
Book

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Discusses the discovery of notable tombs around the world, including the pyramid chamber of the Egyptian boy king Tutankhamen, the royal tombs of China, and the burial ships of Vikings.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-6. The Treasure Hunters series brings archaeology to a popular level kids can enjoy. Lost Cities devotes a spread each to such ancient lost cities as Troy, Knossos, Pompeii, and Ankor Wat. Although the writing is a bit stiff in places, the imaginations of middle graders will be caught by the drama of those civilizations lost and then found. Tombs deals with a topic of natural interest to kids, and the text is wide ranging, discussing everything from the expected Egyptian tombs to the royal tombs of China, the Roman catacombs, and even shipboard burials. Both volumes are in the usual series format, oversize, with plenty of sidebars and color illustrations that vary in quality; however, the photographs and historical reproductions are well chosen and intriguing. A glossary and a bibliography round out each book. See the Series Roundup, this issue, for other titles in the series. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6‘This attractive title is sure to appeal to the adventurous spirit of historically minded readers. Featuring both evocative illustrations and finely reproduced full-color photographs, the book presents the discovery and contents of several ancient "tombs," ranging from the glacier that "buried" Ötzi the ice-man about 5000 years ago in the Alps to ship graves in England and Norway not much more than 1000 years ago. Other chapters investigate the tombs of Tutankhamen and the Mayan ruler Pacal, as well as the royal tombs of China, Petra, and Mycenae. Where possible, Ganeri touches upon the beliefs and customs that precipitated the forms of the burials. Each brief chapter also features related sidebars to supplement the main text. The most exciting chapter for many readers will be the last, in which the author explores three burial "mysteries": those of the legendary King Arthur, Alexander the Great, and the Irish kings of Tara. The brevity of the text will attract younger readers just beginning to be interested in history, as well as older, reluctant students. One important mistake, however, slips through in the text: despite Ganeri's assertion, the destruction of Troy, is not covered within the time frame of The Iliad.‘Coop Renner, Coldwell Elementary-Intermediate School, El Paso, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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