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Title:
The mystery of the Egyptian mummy
Author:
Filer, Joyce.
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Publication Information:
New York : Oxford University Press in association with the British Museum, 2003.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780195219890
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Book

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Uncover the secrets of Hornedjitef--the man and the mummy! Hornedjitef was a priest of the temple of Amun in ancient Egypt more than 2,000 years ago. His mummy was carefully prepared for the afterlife with a golden mask, expensive jewelery and amulets, and two elaborate coffins. But who was he? How do we know his name? What job did he do? Where did helive, and what was his life like in ancient Egypt thousands of years ago? Experts at the British Museum have uncovered a huge amount of evidence about Hornedjitef. They have used the most up-to-date scientific techniques, plus a lot of careful archaeological detective work. Now readers can get on the case and discover Hornedjitef's secrets! In The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy, readers can follow the fascinating detective work of experts in the British Museum who have discovered the evidence of who he was, his age and health, his home, his job, and what his life was like in ancient Egypt.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-This book will have wide appeal for readers just becoming acquainted with the wonders of Egyptology as well as for those who are more knowledgeable. It begins with a helpful time line of ancient Egypt and introduces readers to Hornedjitef, a priest of the god Amun at the temple at Karnak. When found, his mummified body was in good condition. Using the priest's story as its framework, the book discusses what mummification is and the various ways it can happen, and thoroughly explains the Egyptians' complex funerary processes. The highly readable text is richly complemented throughout by full-color photographs (many with hieroglyphs) and X-ray and CAT scan images. The journey that the mummies took from their burial place to the British Museum is explained showing both the serious archaeological and opportunistic aspects of tomb excavation. Maps and photographs clearly indicate locations while re-imaging techniques show what some of the mummified individuals may have looked like in life. This book complements Carol Donoughue's The Mystery of the Hieroglyphs (Oxford, 1999).-Jennifer England, The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.