Pyramids of Egypt

by Cynthia Kennedy Henzel

Part of a Series: Troubled Treasures: World Heritage Sites.

This informative, well-illustrated introduction to these ancient wonders emphasizes that there were many more pyramids than readers may have previously realized, and that they were of various shapes and sizes and were built at different times. The title includes a small world map highlighting Egypt, and a full-page one showing where in the country the pyramids are located. The mummification process is described as are possible construction methods for the great buildings, and features of their interiors and exteriors such as stepped walls, hieroglyphics, and tunnels. The “troubled” aspect of the pyramids is outlined in a “Tomb Robbers to Tourists” spread, which admits that the greatest problem facing Egyptian antiquities is damage by humans, but which is followed by information on conservation efforts. Libraries can’t have enough books on ancient Egypt and this one stands out for its more thorough examination of the civilization’s architecture than is often available for this age group.

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ISBN: 9781616135669

JLG Release: October 2011

JLG Member Price

Out of Stock

Series Nonfiction: Social Studies 3-5

Grades 3-5


12 books / $20.25 a book

  • Book Details








    Page Count


    Trim Size

    8" x 8"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.9, Points: 0.5

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 4.3, Points: 3


    Level: 690L

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