Weird But True Know-It-All
Powerful pharaohs, deadly curses, beautiful queens, legendary cities, tombs filled with gold ... you'll know it all by the time you finish this smart and wacky book!
Did you know that ancient Egyptians formed the world's first police force? The 365-day calendar? We have ancient Egypt to thank for that, too! And the next time your parents tell you to brush your teeth, you can tell them that ancient Egyptians invented the first toothbrush and toothpaste. In this cool book, you'll find out what life was like 3,000 years ago along the banks of the Nile River, explore the lives of famous pharaohs determined to leave their mark no matter the cost, and get the lowdown on famous battles for power. Discover weird facts about famous people, from Cleopatra to King Tut--and about famous places, from Alexandria to Thebes. It's a must-have for all budding Egyptologists, archaeologists, or kids who want to be in-the-know about this fascinating civilization!
About this Author
SARAH WASSNER FLYNN is a longtime writer for National Geographic Kids. She loves writing, running, and triathlons. When she's not writing about races, she's usually training or competing in one. She also writes nonfiction books and articles for kids and teens, like The National Geographic Kids National Park Guide U.S.A., This Book Stinks, Weird But True! Know-It-All Greek Mythology, and The Girl's Life Guide to the Most Amazing You.
DR. JENNIFER HOUSER WEGNER is a research specialist at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's Egyptian section, and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
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