Ancient Egyptian Wonders
Series of 2 titles
Three of the grandest of all the pyramids built by the pharaohs of Egypt still stand on the Giza Plateau. These monuments serve as reminders--not only of their builders but also of the glory and grandeur that was ancient Egypt. The new Ancient Egyptian Wonders series introduces readers to some of the most wondrous aspects of early Egyptian life and civilization--making use of ancient texts, recent discoveries, and expert commentary wherever possible.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Series||Ancient Egyptian Wonders|
|Title Format||Reinforced book, Print + Ebook|
Library Media Connection
This series provides a comprehensive overview of ancient Egyptian civilization. Each book is well-researched and includes quotes from experts and ancient texts which provide well-documented insight. The best book in the series is Life Along the Ancient Nile; the coverage of marriage, fashion, medicine, and social classes is thorough and fascinating. The primary source materials about dental procedures and wild parties will intrigue readers. The visuals in each book are bold and bring deeper understanding to the written text. Each book contains a timeline, important facts highlighted in sidebars, and websites. After reading this series, students will clearly understand why the legacy of ancient Egypt stands out from other ancient cultures. Index.
—Elizabeth Andersen, Librarian, Westbrook (Maine) High School
This Ancient Egyptian Wonders series entry explores the legend of King Tut’s curse—it’s origination, how it spread, and the remaining mysteries and search for answers. The title opens with Lord Carnarvon’s 1923 death (one of the original discoverers of King Tut’s tomb) and continues on to discuss Tutankhamen’s life, rule, and death (including recent DNA testing, which indicates he had malaria) as well as the endeavors of those involved in the tomb’s discovery. Additional chapters explore what fueled curse rumors, particularly the many deaths of those connected to the tomb. Descriptive, often anecdotally related text intersperses facts, sidebars, and sourced quoted material, along with color visuals ranging from maps to an ancient Egypt time line to photos of a sarcophagus and Tut’s mummified head. Chapter notes and further reading add substance to this readable, engaging offering.