Publisher description for The encyclopedia of preserved people : pickled, frozen, and mummified corpses from around the world / Natalie Jane Prior.


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Counter Preserved people can tell us things that skeletons can't-hairstyles and tattoos can tell us what people looked like, full stomachs can tell us what thev ate, and autopsies can reveal what diseases they suffered.

With sections on Egyptian mummies, bog bodies, Einstein's brain, and the Ice Man, The Encyclopedia of Preserved People provides a fascinating look at those men, women, and children whose bodies have been preserved until the present day. It proves that history is not about dull dates, but about people who laughed, cried, ate, and worked, just like us-yet who were also incredibly different. It includes an index and a bibliography and is illustrated by over 30 full-color photographs.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Human remains (Archaeology) Encyclopedias, Juvenile, Mummies Encyclopedias, Juvenile, Dead Encyclopedias, Juvenile, Human remains (Archaeology) Encyclopedias, Mummies Encyclopedias, Dead Encyclopedias