Mummies and Pyramids: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning
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Track the facts with Jack and Annie!
When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #3: Mummies in the Morning, they had lots of questions. Why did people make mummies? What was the mysterious writing on mummy cases? How did most ancient Egyptians spend their days? How were the pyramids built? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.
Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.
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Egyptians wrote with pictures. Their picture writing is called hieroglyphic (HY-ro-GLIF-ik) writing. The pictures were mostly of things from everyday life. But the pictures did not always stand for the thing they showed. Most Egyptians never learned to read hieroglyphs. There were over 700 different signs! Most ancient Egyptians were farmers. They lived in villages and towns in the Black Land along the Nile River. Their houses were made of mud bricks. The mud for the bricks was
from flax plants. Climate means “the usual weather of a place.” Ancient Egyptians cared a great deal about how they looked. Wealthy Egyptian men and women both wore eye makeup and wigs. They also wore necklaces, bracelets, and rings. Egyptians loved perfume. They liked to rub good-smelling oils and creams on their skin. Children and Family Life Egyptologists believe the ancient Egyptians loved children. Egyptian art often shows parents having fun with their sons and daughters.
of King Khufu. The Great Sphinx was carved from a rock mountain. It is the largest statue from ancient times still standing today. The ancient Egyptians wanted to be as comfortable and happy in the Next Life as they had been on earth. So they filled their tombs with everything they thought they might need. Mummies were buried with extra clothes and sandals, writing materials, and fans. Their families put makeup, wigs, combs, and mirrors in the tombs. They wanted the dead to look their
book • Mummies Made in Egypt by Aliki Many museums have exhibits on ancient Egypt. They can help you learn more about mummies and pyramids. When you go to a museum: 1. Be sure to take your notebook! Write down anything that catches your interest. Draw pictures, too! 2. Ask questions. There are almost always people at museums who can help you find what you’re looking for. 3. Check the calendar. Many museums have special events and activities just for kids! Here are some museums with
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