Just what exactly is a mummy? When were they first discovered, and how are they made? These questions and more are answered with this book's accessible, enthusiastic writing style and remarkable photographs. Readers will learn about manmade mummies and about those that occur in nature. They'll read up on some of the most famous mummies ever found, like King Tut and Lady Dai. There's even a handy how-to-make-a-mummy cartoon! Aspiring scientists and budding archaeologists are sure to be captivated by the dark, intriguing world of the mummy.