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Take a boat trip down the crocodile-infested Nile, travel by donkey to the pyramids at Giza, and hire a palanquin to complete the tour in style. This historical travel guide is packed with fascinating facts and colorful illustrations offering kids a unique and enjoyable way to look at Ancient Egypt, its people, places and customs. Looking under headings such as "Accommodation" reveals that a comfortable night's sleep in Thebes may be hard to find since beds were made with ropes or leather straps. "Top attractions" include the recently constructed temples at Karnak and Luxor, and "Getting around" includes tips on the safest ways to travel. Kids will be amused to discover why fashionable folk pin cones of perfumed fat to their heads, how "sniffer baboons" patrol the markets for thieves, and how to avoid being roped into service in the harvest season. A fold-out map at the end of the book helps kids locate all the sites mentioned, and a "tourist quiz" lets young Egyptologists test themselves on the essential information they need to know before they go! [via]