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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Sloan Narrator: Matthew Greer Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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More than 2,000 years ago, Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang Di was laid to rest in a tomb guarded by thousands of life-size clay statues of warriors and horse-drawn chariots. Some 1,000 years earlier, the tombs of Chinese emperors were not guarded by clay figures, but by the dead bodies of humans and animals sacrificed for the cause. All over the world, different cultures have conducted an amazing array of intriguing burial practices. On the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, infants are buried in trees so that their spirits might rise up through the trunks toward heaven. Egyptian pyramids and mummification practices continue to fascinate archaeologists the world over. And near the Black Sea in the Ukraine, the tombs of the Amazons hold gold treasures of immeasurable worth.

In Bury the Dead, National Geographic senior editor Christopher Sloan conducts a fascinating - and sometimes hair-raising - investigation of how societies around the globe have handled their dead.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janene | 9/21/2013

    " Short little big book of different death customs. Quick read, interesting and worth a few minutes of your time. Some great pictures! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristina | 3/5/2013

    " Interesting. Good pics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amber | 2/4/2013

    " This is a nice little book about burial rituals and traditions throughout history. It is not very long and geared more towards Junior High and High School readers. I feel like it is a great resource for teachers conducting history units. "

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