500 Things to Know About the Ancient World


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Carolyn Howitt


Relax – the experts at the British Museum have sifted out all the best bits of ancient history into one essential, easy-to-read book. You’ll never again be short of an interesting historical fact to stun your friends and impress your teachers. Did you know that the ancient Aztecs invented football (but they sacrificed the losing team to the gods)? How did they get the squishy bits out of the insides of mummies in ancient Egypt? Did you know that ancient Greek men did athletics in the nude (and didn’t let girls watch?) What were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? Who was Eric Bloodaxe? How many Egyptian pharaohs were there? How many pyramids? Who liked to eat boiled ostrich? What is a hippocamp? Did you know that the Romans’ favourite sauce wasn’t tomato ketchup, but rancid fish? Can you name the Twelve Olympian gods of ancient Greece? Can you list ten top facts about cats in ancient Egypt?

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Weight 425 g
Dimensions 15.9 x 21.6 cm
Publisher name The British Museum Press
Publication date 17 September 2007
Number of pages 152
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.9 x 21.6 cm
Weight 425 g


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