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Tales Mummies Tell

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  • Item #: NTS46408
  • ISBN13: 9780590464086
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 128
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  • Grades: 6 - 9
  • Lexile® Measure: 970L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level W
  • DRA Level: 60
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FACT: Sand in their bread caused serious tooth problems for the ancient Egyptians, peasants, and pharaohs alike.
FACT: Skull surgery was commonly performed by the Inca Indians of Peru.
FACT: A thick soup made of grain and seeds was a typical winter meal in Denmark during the Iron Age.
How can we be so sure of what ancient life was like? Largely because mummies have begun to "talk" to scientists. X-rays allow scientists to study mummies that have never been unwrapped! Scientists can examine the bones of a mummy and figure out the age of death, signs of disease, and fractures that healed. The teeth reveal information about diet and health. Sometimes a mummy offers a surprise. A mummy long thought to be the child of a high priestess turned out to be a baboon!
Generously illustrated with photographs ranging from the gruesome to the starkly beautiful, Tales Mummies Telll is a remarkable account of mummies — intriguing storytellers from the past — and the way scientists unlock their secrets.

RELATED SUBJECTS: Ancient Civilizations , Human Body

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