June 7, 2013

Forensic anthropology

Bones Never Lie: How Forensics Helps Solve History's Mysteries
by Elizabeth MacLeod

A highly readable book that sheds light on some of history's most intriguing mysteries. Thanks to modern forensic techniques, we now know what killed Napoleon, whether Anastasia survived the massacre of the Russian royal family, and how King Tut died. Other suspicious deaths are still under investigation, but possible solutions are imminent.

Each event sounds like an episode of CSI rather than a history lesson, making the book an ideal choice for kids who like detection, murder, or suspense.

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