More than 2,000 years ago, Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang Di was laid to rest in a tomb guarded by thousands of life-size clay statues of warriors and horse-drawn chariots. Some 1,000 years earlier, the tombs of Chinese emperors were not guarded by clay figures, but by the dead bodies of humans and animals sacrificed for the cause. All over the world, different cultures have conducted an amazing array of intriguing burial practices. On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, infants are buried in trees so that their spirits might rise up through the trunks toward heaven. Egyptian pyramids and mummification practices continue to fascinate archaeologists the world over. And near the Black Sea in the Ukraine, the tombs of the Amazons hold gold treasures of immeasurable worth. In Bury the Dead, National Geographic senior editor Christopher Sloan conducts a fascinating-and sometimes hair-raising-investigation of how societies around the globe have handled their dead. "Kids will find it hard to resist picking up a book with words like corpses and skeletons in the title. And this one doesn't disappoint."-Booklist
This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:
Click the Download button to download a copy of the MARC file.
Enter your FTP details below to send the MARC export file via FTP.
by Christopher Sloan
by Tom Mathews
by Jon Laser, Stewart C. Baker, Christoph Weber, Stephen Merlino, K.D. Julicher, Matt Dovey, Julie Frost, Sylvia Anna Hiven, Ryan Row, R.M. Graves, H.L. Fullerton, J.W. Alden
by Becca Fitzpatrick
by Christopher Fowler
by Christopher Andersen
by Christopher Husberg
by Christopher Hibbert
by Christopher Moore
by Lucy Christopher
Sign up for our email newsletter