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500 things to know about the ancient world

by Howitt, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction CB311.H68 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  CB311.H68 2007
 
 
Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 930 HOW
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Collection  Juvenile Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  J 930 HOW
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 930 How
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 930 HOW 2007
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Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 930 HOW 2007
 
 
Summary
Kids who think history is dull will change their minds in a hurry when they open this "can't-put-it-down" book. It's filled with strange and fascinating facts about the ancient world, and packed with illustrations and photos--mostly in color--that show attention-grabbing artifacts from many cultures of the distant past. Some of the many subjects described and discussed include--

Both the ordinary and the very unusual foods Romans had for dinner--and breakfast and lunch, too A board game played in Mesopotamia some 5,000 years ago The reason why the Aztecs thought human sacrifices were necessary Which ancient people considered boiled ostrich a favorite food Schools, subjects taught, and methods of education in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, pre-Columbian America, and other places in the distant past

Here too are facts about marriage and divorce in ancient cultures, the different kinds of clothes the ancients wore and how they fastened them in a time before zippers and Velcro, the magical ways in which ancient Egyptians interpreted dreams, the plants that were used as medicines in ancient civilizations, and much, much more. Here in a single volume is a collection of the most amazing, surprising, funny, unusual--and sometimes gruesome things that contributed to the daily lives of ancient people around the world. Hundreds of photos and illustrations.
Additional Information
Subjects Civilization, Ancient -- Miscellanea.
Civilization, Ancient.
History, Ancient.
Publisher Hauppauge, NY :Barrons Educational Series, Inc.,2007
Edition 1st ed. for the United States, its territories and dependencies, and Canada.
Other Titles Five hundred things to know about the ancient world
Language English
Notes Simultaneously published: London : British Museum Press, 2007.
Description 152 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 152).
ISBN 9780764138638
0764138634
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