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Title:
Mummies of the pharaohs : exploring the Valley of the Kings
Author:
Berger, Melvin.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) 29 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1000 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 1.0 56739.

Reading Counts RC 3-5 5.1 4 Quiz: 25388.
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ISBN:
9780792272236
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Starting with the discovery of King Tut's tomb and its glorious treasures, the authors explore the entire Valley of the Kings resting place for 27 pharaohs and tell little-known stories about the remarkable tombs and their occupants.


Author Notes

Melvin Berger and Gilda Berger are a husband-and-wife writing team who, between them, have written more than 200 books for National Geographic, Mummies of the Pharaohs: Exploring the Valley of the Kings, was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book. The Berger's split their time between their homes in New York City and East Hampton, Long Island.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-7. Stunning photographs and clear, compelling text introduce the burial area of the Egyptian rulers. Beginning with the thrilling discovery of King Tut's tomb, relayed in detailed anecdotes that convey the time-consuming complexity of an archeological dig, the book continues through other valley finds, introducing a few of the major rulers and their relationships, as well as speculation on the political scandals that surrounded some burials. Particularly notable are the finely reproduced photos of gleaming artifacts and the archival shots from the digs themselves. Most terms are defined in text, although a glossary would have been a useful addition. Well-marked maps, time lines, and illustrations depicting the imagined daily life of the tomb builders round out a fascinating historical resource that kids will read straight through for pleasure and also find useful for report writing. --Gillian Engberg


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