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Overlooking the River Nile and guarding the Giza pyramids is one of the world's oldest and largest statues--the Sphinx. Carved from the bedrock beneath the desert, the half-lion, half-human creature has watched over the desert for thousands of years. But who built the giant statue, and why? After centuries of exploration and investigation, which of the Sphinx's secrets have been uncovered and which still remain a riddle?

 
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025020
Genre Nonfiction, Great for Hi-Lo Readers, Narrative Nonfiction
Copyright 2017
Publisher Bearport Publishing
Series Egypt's Ancient Secrets
Language English
Number of Pages 32
ISBN 9781684020256, 9781684020775, 9781684021550
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dewey 932
Dimensions 8 x 10
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Lexile Reading Level 940
Author Ruth Owen
 

School Library Journal Review for Egypt's Ancient Secrets

The “secrets” of ancient Egypt are revealed through visits to archaeological excavations and analysis of what they reveal about Egyptian civilization. Spreads have several paragraphs of text, with sufficient background and detail. . . .Illustrations are an eye-catching mix of well-captioned drawings of processes like mummification and pyramid construction alongside contemporary photos of artifacts and locations. The market has a surfeit of sets on ancient Egypt, but this one offers valuable perspective on how ongoing archaeology and scholarship continue to expand current knowledge. VERDICT: Ghost Ship, Tomb Robbers, and Golden Mummies will be new for most readers and are primary purchases. Great Pyramid, King Tut, and Sphinx are good additional purchases.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Index
Sources for further research
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs