A wonderful overview of mummies and tombs throughout history, which looks at the facts behind the fantasy, featuring action-packed text and stunning visuals. - Find out how scientists of today piece together the faces and everyday life of the past from the remains of the dead, and how some bodies were preserved quite by chance, by natural forces. - Page by page, you will discover how to preserve a body, and about magic charms, mysterious gods and secret spells.
Fiona Macdonald, the author, is a historian specialising in writing books for the children's market. Her previous titles include Step into the Aztec and Maya Worlds.