Archaeology and Ancient Egypt
English edition  
256 pp.
40 b/w photographs 
Hardbound
15.5X21.6 cm
$16.95
LE300
ISBN 9789774168499
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Fun Things to Do with Dead Animals

Egyptology, Ruins, My Life Eden Unger Bowditch
Salima Ikram

A wry look at life for the embarrassed son of an over-the-top Egyptologist

Life can be a challenge when your mother gives your friends dead mice in your birthday goody bags and offers to mummify your class pet bunny. Amun Ra (yes, like the Egyptian god) shares the story of his endlessly embarrassing and unconventional life with his Mummy, the famous Egyptologist Amilas Marquis. He regales his readers with adventures of crossing continents, of narrow escapes with stolen artifacts, of death defying run-ins with scorpions, not to mention the humiliation in the face of his peers, with his mother’s graphic stories of ancient rites and severed body parts. Along the way, he shares his knowledge about ancient Egypt and the modern Middle East, as well as Europe and North America. This book is appropriate for readers 10–14 but can be enjoyed by parents and children of more varied ages.
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Eden Unger Bowditch is the author of The Young Inventors Guild trilogy (The Atomic Weight of Secrets, The Ravens of Solemano, and The Strange Round Bird). She lived in Cairo for eleven years and taught creative writing, rhetoric, and composition at the American University in Cairo. She presently lives and teaches in New York. Salima Ikram is distinguished professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. She has directed the Animal Mummy Project and the North Kharga Darb Ain Amur Survey, among other truly exciting projects and excavations, throughout Egypt and in Turkey, Sudan, and Greece. She has worked in museums around the world, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. She has published extensively, for both scholarly and general audiences.

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