Mummies Exposed! [hc]
Creepy and True #1
By Kerrie Logan Hollihan [Ohio]
Just when you think you know everything there is to know about mummies, new facts are unearthed. Mummies Exposed! goes beyond the familiar Egyptian mummies and uncovers the secrets of mummified bodies from around the globe.
New technologies have uncovered fresh facts about old favorites, such as Ötzi the Ice Man found in the Alps, and recent findings have unearthed mummies rarely discussed before, like the Orlovits family of Vac, Hungary, laid to rest in a forgotten church crypt. Among those included are the first example of a Moche warrior priestess found in Peru, bog bodies that were preserved in Irish wetlands, the body of a Buddhist monk hidden within a sculpture, and more. 208 pages
"Hollihan's thoughtful and engaging text uses first-person accounts to place readers in the shoes of archaeologists solving historical mysteries. Short 'Factlet' sections provide important context about the cultures and science being described without overwhelming readers, and Hollihan includes extensive notes and bibliographical material." -School Library Journal, Starred Review (Grades 5-8)
May 7, 2019