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The Resource Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris, being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-, [Dugald Steer ; illustrated by] Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward

Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris, being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-, [Dugald Steer ; illustrated by] Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward

Label
Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris, being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-
Title
Egyptology
Title remainder
search for the tomb of Osiris, being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-
Statement of responsibility
[Dugald Steer ; illustrated by] Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward
Title variation
Search for the tomb of Osiris
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Purports to be the journal of Emily Sands during her travels in Egypt in 1926 to find the lost tomb of Osiris. Based on real Egyptology, each chapter covers a different place in Egypt. Who can resist the allure of ancient Egypt-and the thrill of uncovering mysteries that have lain hidden for thousands of years? Not the feisty Miss Emily Sands, who in 1926, four years after the discovery of King Tut's tomb, led an expedition up the Nile in search of the tomb of the god Osiris. Alas, Miss Sands and crew soon vanished into the desert, never to be seen again. But luckily, her keen observations live on in the form of a lovingly kept journal, full of drawings, photographs, booklets, foldout maps, postcards, and many other intriguing samples. Here are just a few of Egyptology's special features: an extravagantly gilded cover, featuring a raised Horus hawk pendant with three encrusted gems, a playable game of Senet-ancient Egyptian checkers-including board, pieces, original-style dice, and rules, a souvenir booklet showing how to read simple hieroglyphs, a scrap of textured "mummy cloth", a facsimile of the gilded mummy mask of King Tut, a gilded eye-of-Horus amulet with a "jewel" at the end. Rich with information about life in ancient Egypt and peppered with Miss Sands's lively narration, Egyptology concludes with a letter from the former Keeper of Antiquities at the British Museum, explaining which parts of this unique tale may be accepted as fact, which are guided by legend, and which reflect the author's delightful sense of fancy
Cataloging source
PWL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steer, Dugald
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1180L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
7.0
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1962-
  • 1958-
  • 1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Andrew, Ian
  • Harris, Nick
  • Ward, Helen
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Osiris
  • Toy and movable books
  • Sands, Emily (Fictitious character)
  • Tombs
  • Mummies
  • Pyramids
  • Hieroglyphics
  • Egypt
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris, being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-, [Dugald Steer ; illustrated by] Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes mummy cloth touch and feel patch, lift-the-flap map and illustrations, a folded "Farncombe Papyrus," an "Understanding Hieroglyphs" booklet (6 pages ; 9 cm.), Senet Egyptian game pieces and rules, and postcards
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56916407
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763626389
Lccn
2003107614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(Sirsi) o56916407
Label
Egyptology : search for the tomb of Osiris, being the journal of Miss Emily Sands, November 1926-, [Dugald Steer ; illustrated by] Ian Andrew, Nick Harris, Helen Ward
Publication
Note
Includes mummy cloth touch and feel patch, lift-the-flap map and illustrations, a folded "Farncombe Papyrus," an "Understanding Hieroglyphs" booklet (6 pages ; 9 cm.), Senet Egyptian game pieces and rules, and postcards
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm56916407
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763626389
Lccn
2003107614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
(Sirsi) o56916407

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