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More than 4,000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians developed their complex and fascinating civilization. They were storytellers, artists, and builders of incredible structures. Their powerful belief in the afterlife led them to care for their dead in a way that has left behind a wealth of knowledge about their society and everyday lives. However, for every ancient Egyptian structure or artifact discovered, unanswered questions remain. For example, why did the pharaohs build such elaborate tombs? And why was it important for their burial places to be hidden? In Egypt’s Ancient Secrets, the mysteries surrounding the giant pyramids, desert cemeteries, buried ships, and lost tombs are unraveled. Filled with fascinating details about life in ancient Egypt, each book delves into stories of the past. The series also discusses how historians and scientists are using advanced technology to help unlock Egypt’s ancient secrets.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Egypt's Ancient Secrets (6 titles)
Cover: Ghost Ship: The Pharaoh's Buried Vessel Ghost Ship: The Pharaoh's Buried Vessel 5.6
Cover: King Tut: The Hidden Tomb King Tut: The Hidden Tomb 5.5
Cover: The Great Pyramid: Palace for the Dead The Great Pyramid: Palace for the Dead 5.8
Cover: The Sphinx: A 4,000-Year-Old Riddle The Sphinx: A 4,000-Year-Old Riddle 5.7
Cover: Tomb Robbers: Stolen Treasures Tomb Robbers: Stolen Treasures 5.7
Cover: Valley of the Golden Mummies: A Giant Cemetery Valley of the Golden Mummies: A Giant Cemetery 5.8
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
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 9781684020218, 9781684020737, 9781684021505
Title Format Reinforced book, Hosted eBook, Savings Bundle
Dimensions 8 x 10

School Library Connection Review for Egypt’s Ancient Secrets

In this series readers can learn about the interesting mysteries surrounding the ancient Egyptian civilization. The titles cover lots of in-depth information about the pyramids, mummies, religious rituals, and burial practices of the ancient Egyptians, which are fascinating to students because they are so different from our customs today. These books are very readable high-interest books and convey their facts in a narrative nonfiction format. High quality color images and pictures on each page grab the reader and let them see the history being described. At the end of each book, the author poses questions or mysteries that are still unsolved, because for all of these topics many questions still remain to be researched. Overall, this series presents these selected elements of ancient Egypt in a way sure to fascinate any student interested in the topic.

Booklist Review for Valley of the Golden Mummies: A Giant Cemetery

This volume in the Egypt’s Ancient Secrets series follows renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawaas on an exciting 1996 dig near the Bahariya Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert. After hearing about a donkey that stumbled in a hole containing a golden burial mask, Hawaas rushed to the scene and discovered an ancient cemetery that could contain as many as 10,000 mummies! Readers will get a basic overview of the excavation process, as well as an understanding of how a person’s class affected their burial—for instance, only the wealthy could afford gold masks. The text also follows one mummy to the lab for examination and investigates a potential mummy’s curse. Liberally illustrated with labeled photos of artifacts and the dig, this look at one of Egypt’s less-discussed discoveries will pique the interest of any Egyptophile.

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.

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Full-color illustrations, Full-color photographs, Historical photographs