March 15, 2017

Ancient and modern mummies

Mummies: The Newest, Coolest & Creepiest from Around the World
by Shelley Tanaka

Organized by continent, this is an excellent introduction to mummy discoveries from around the world. How the bodies were preserved and what they tell us about ancient societies is neatly summarized in concise paragraphs. As well, the large, close-up photographs capture each mummy in fascinating detail.

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