for Bury the Dead by Christopher Sloan and Bruno Frohlich
Humans, and especially kids, have always been intrigued by death and the rituals that surround it in various cultures. Christopher Sloan now feeds this fascination with the latest scientific information and shows young readers what archeologists learn from studying the remains and graves of long-dead humans. The book reveals how Neandertals, ancient Egyptians, Maya, Sythians, and others buried their dead, then explains what those rituals meant to the living. A final chapter looks at modern burials. Close-up photographs examine tombs, mummies, skeletons, and other archeological finds, while dramatic paintings re-create the times in which these people lived.
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