When an Egyptian king died, his body was made into a mummy in a complicated process that took 70 days. Mummies have lasted thousands of years and continue to fascinate us today. Aliki describes and illustrates the techniques and the reasons for the use of mummification in ancient Egypt.
"A fine source (describes) Egyptian gods and goddesses of the dead; explains the symbols and foundation of the belief in the afterlife; (and presents) the elaborate rituals (and methods of mummification). . . . The art is stunning, the text uncompromisingly informative and clear." — The New York Times