At Home in Her Tomb: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui

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Charlesbridge, Apr 8, 2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
Unearth the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs and take a sneak peek at life in Han dynasty China!

This middle-grade chapter book unearths one of China’s top archaeological finds of the last century. Miniature servants, mysterious silk paintings, scrolls of long-lost secrets, and the best preserved mummy in the world (the body of Lady Dai) are just some of the artifacts that shed light upon life in China 2200 years ago. Illustrations include archival photographs as well as gorgeously rendered illustrations of Lady Dai's life. 

Back matter includes historical notes on the Qin and Han Dynasties, a time line, glossary, author’s note, bibliography, quotation sources, and an index.

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Fascinating account of the discovery and excavation of three 2000-year-old tombs in western China. The most remarkable find in the tombs was the remarkably well-preserved body of a Chinese noblewoman ... Read full review

AT HOME IN HER TOMB: Lady Dai and the Ancient Chinese Treasures of Mawangdui

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Debut author Liu-Perkins' infectious curiosity shines in this exploration of a Han dynasty burial chamber excavated in 1972.The "best preserved body in the world." This honor goes to no ordinary mummy ... Read full review


FacetoFace with Lady Dai Chapter 1 Excavation of a Time Capsule Chapter 2 The Mysterious Cadaver Chapter 3 A House Underground Chapter 4 A...

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Christine Liu-Perkins has written about Chinese history and culture for Highlights for Children and Dig magazines. This is her first book. Christine lives in Colorado.

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