ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

Book number: 93099 Product format: Paperback Author: JOHN HAYWOOD, C. HURDMAN

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Heavy quality illustrated softback for ages 9-12 years or adults wishing to have a visual and simplified overview exploring the ideas, discoveries and technology that have shaped the human race since the beginning of time. 3,000 pictures and 120 hands on projects bring the past to life with fact boxes providing extra insights into the lives in other cultures. Covers the pharaohs, gods and spirits, clothing, technology, science and medicine, festivals and celebrations, heroes and myths, food and drink, fashion, dance, arts and crafts, music, farming, hunting, travel and transport, games and sports, weapons and warriors, entertainment and leisure, funerals and empires. In seven tasty steps learn to make a bean stew from the Inca world, an Aztec eagle helmet with decorated beak and a Roman groma to measure right angles and make sure roads were straight, an ancient Greek timpanon played with your fingers like a tambourine, an ancient Egyptian water clock used by calculating how long it took for water to drop from level to level in the pot, a Samurai helmet, a Chinese breastplate, a metalwork necklace and a Golden Fly used to reward brave soldiers and given by Queen Ahhotep, or your own Great Pyramid, the very top of which was probably covered in gold. Also great for hobbyists, 512pp in softback, 3,000 colour illus.

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ISBN 9781846812415

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