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Seller: ancientgifts (4,323) 100%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122111804441 Details: TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Best Book of Mummies by Philip Steele. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 33 pages. Publisher: Kingfisher; (1998). From the City of the Dead to the Valley of the Kings, this colorful collection of cadavers and caskets brings to life the mysteries of the mummies and the ancient Egyptians. Enter the mummy's tomb and discover the difference between a sarcophagus and a mummy-case. Find out which people and animals became mummies and why. The mix of authoritative text and realistic, color scenarios offer a bold insight into the lives of Pharaohs, priests, laborers, and, of course, the grisly work of the embalmers and the tools of their trade. All the details are preserved here: the different types of tombs and pyramids, portraits of Egyptian deities from Ra to Osiris, and the latest scientific insight about the people beneath the bandages. An illustrated glossary and index help unravel more information in this colorful picture book. CONDITION: Brand New, Ready to Ship. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: In the Valley of the Kings lie ancient burial tombs, home to mummies for all eternity. From the rituals that prepared the dead for their journey to the robbers who raided their tombs, travel back through time to the darkly fascinating world of the mummy. Inside you'll find realistic artwork illustrating mummies in striking detail. Full-page scenes take you back to the world of ancient Egypt. Step-by-step illustrations explain how a mummy was made, and how it was sealed away in its tomb. The Author, Philip Steele was a student of medieval French and German literature, and has visited castles in England, France, Germany, Spain, and Poland. He has traveled to the Valley of the Kings and other sites of Ancient Egypt, and has met mummies face to face in the Cairo Museum. Philip now lives near Beaumaris and the other great castles of North Wales. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: From the City of the Dead to the Valley of the Kings, "The Best Book of Mummies" captures the mystery of the ancient Egyptians' world. Find out how mummies were made, what they needed in the afterlife, and how modern science can help us uncover the deepest secrets of the dead. Dramatic color illustrations combine with vivid, fact-filed text to bring this ancient world to life. See the making of a mummy and the preparation of its tomb. An illustrated glossary and index provide easy access to this intriguing world. REVIEW: This introduction to ancient Egypt explains the step-by-step process of making mummies, from washing the body and removing the organs to drying it with salt and wrapping it with linen bandages. Many illustrations accompany these descriptions, showing what kind of charms might be hidden in the bandages, what the funeral procession looked like, and the kinds of treasures that filled the tombs. Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922 is discussed briefly, and modern techniques such as scanning bodies and rebuilding mummies' faces from their bone structure are mentioned. Much of this information isn't new, but the book's layout is airy and appealing. REVIEW: Here is a comprehensive basic reference providing an introduction to the mummies of ancient Egypt. Chapters address the pharaohs, tomb robbers, the process of mummification, the Carter-Carnarvon discoveries, an Egyptian funeral procession as deduced from artifacts and paintings, and more. Blocks of text in moderately large size are used to label clear and attractive illustrations. Index and glossary provided. READER REVIEWS: REVIEW: The book highlights the ancient rites and beliefs in the art of mummification. It covers the people, the science and the process involved. For a beginner to an intermediate reader, the knowledge about this ancient art becomes a great learning experience in "The Best Book of Mummies". This book is enjoyed and well read by the children who received it. REVIEW: A fascinating look beneath the bandages for an exploration of Egyptian mummies-who they were, how they were embalmed, where they were buried, and how they were rediscovered. A colorful collection of cadavers and caskets ranging in origin from the City of the Dead to the Valley of the Kings-brings to life the mysteries of the mummies and the ancient Egyptians. Realistic artwork, full-age scenes, and step-by-step illustrations of mummifying. I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). The shipment will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher. Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+). Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country. You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request. ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs. Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment. We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers. All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs). Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology. I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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