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Title:
King Tut : tales from the tomb
Author:
Briscoe, Diana, 1949-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Curriculum Pub., 2003.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Discusses ancient Egyptian customs and beliefs regarding death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, and the legend of a mummy's curse in relation to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
630 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.3 0.5 60457.
ISBN:
9780736895316

9780736895538
Format :
Book

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Discusses ancient Egyptian customs and beliefs regarding death and the afterlife, the process of mummification, and the legend of a mummy's curse in relation to the discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922.


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Gr 3-5-In this entry in a series for reluctant readers, Briscoe starts with the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922. She then discusses the political situation during the boy-king's reign, and what is known about his life and his advisors. She then moves on to his death (he was possibly murdered), followed by a chapter on ancient Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife. The final chapter is on the stories of the mummy's curse and how specious these are. The writing brings out the excitement of the discovery, the wonder of the mummification process, and the history of Tutankhamen without ever being dry or boring. The full-color photographs are clear and well captioned, and unfamiliar terms are defined at the bottoms of their respective pages. Patricia Netzley's The Curse of King Tut (Lucent, 2000) includes some information about finding the tomb, burial practices, and Tutankhamen's life, but it is mostly about the stories of the curse and the "evidence" for it. King Tut fills a gap in a much-used subject area.-Lynda S. Poling, Long Beach Public Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.