It turns out that you are never too old to have a birthday–as in a 3,000-year-old birthday!!!
That’s right. A mummy at the St. Louis Museum of Art will celebrate his birthday next month. His name is Amen-Nestawy-Nakt, and he lived in 900 B.C. He was a priest at the Temple of Karnak and must have done a good job to merit such a fancy mummy case.
Perhaps you’d like to celebrate mummies too. A great way to do it would be to explore a few books on the topic. There are a great many good ones out there at your school or public library or your local bookstore.
Here are a few I found:
SECRETS OF THE MUMMIES by Harriet Griffey
This is a Level 4 reader that presents mummies from around the world.
CREEPY EGYPTIAN MUMMIES YOU WOULDN’T WANT TO MEET by David Stewart
Ten of the creepiest mummies and information on how the whole mummification process works.
MUMMIES IN THE MORNING by Mary Pope Osborne
Another Magic Treehouse Mystery–this one finds Jack and Annie in Ancient Egypt encountering lots of adventures.
MUMMIES IN THE LIBRARY by John Perritano
Who knew mummies and math go together? Well, it seems very beneficial to know division in order to embalm a mummy. Find out how it all works with this math challenge story from iMath Readers.
Hope you find someMUMMY special to hang out with!
Happy reading 🙂