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Mummies & Pyramids


The ancient Egyptian way of death has left us a rich legacy of information about a way of life for which we have no other record. What happens to people after they die? The Egyptians thought if they mummified a dead person, his spirit would live forever. At first nature did the job; the desert sun dried and preserved bodies buried in shallow sandpit graves. Mummifying methods became more elaborate with time, as did after-life dwelling places. Eventually, the Egyptians built the largest known tombs--the pyramids--in which wealthy Egyptians were buried with food, household items, and treasure. The ancient Egyptian way of death has left us a rich legacy of information about a way of life of which there is no other record.


What is an Internet-Linked book?

In the late 1990's, Usborne Books recognized the educational and entertainment value of the Internet and strove to link the power of the written word and the vast information available on the web together to enhance a reader's learning experience. In 2000, the very first Internet-Linked books were launched in the United States and the number of Internet-Linked and Internet-Referenced titles has grown each year.


How does an Internet-Linked book work?

Usborne Internet-Linked books serve as a gateway to knowledge for fact-hungry children. Visit Usborne- Quicklinks to enter the book and page number you are interested in learning more about. This site will provide you web addresses of safe, content appropriate websites you can visit to research a subject in a fun and informative way.


What ages are these books designed for?

From Usborne's new Beginner's Series to the Science Encyclopedia, there are Internet Linked Usborne Books that are appealing and appropriate for all age ranges - early childhood through adult!


Can an Internet-Linked or Internet-Referenced book help my child with homework?

Downloadable quizzes, word searches and activity sheets make learning a challenge - Amazing photographs, illustrations and diagrams provide the child with additional information on any subject…The facts found through Quicklinks help a child to fully understand a new concept and will be very helpful with school papers, science fair projects, etc.


Will Quicklinks recommended sites change?

Recommended websites will change over time as new and improved sites become available.


Is a computer necessary to own this book?

A computer serves to provide an additional learning tool however; it is not essential to fully enjoy Usborne Internet-Linked books.


What is the difference between Internet-Linked and Internet-Referenced books?

In an Internet-Linked book, the content of each double page spread includes specific websites found at usborne-quicklinks. An Internet-Referenced book contains quicklink websites that pertain to the overall topic of the book.




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