How did King Tut really die?
The mystery of the young pharaoh''s death is only one of the
puzzles that modern science has helped solve. Thanks to forensics
-- the scientific way of examining physical evidence -- we now know
what killed Napoleon and whether Anastasia survived the massacre of
the Russian royal family.
Seven intriguing stories about historical royal figures whose
demise was suspicious, and hard scientific facts about
crime-solving techniques make each event seem like an episode of
CSI rather than a history lesson.
Kids will be fascinated to find out how scientists used autopsy
results (and the waist measurement of his pants!) to prove that
Napoleon died not of arsenic poisoning as suspected, but of stomach
cancer; and how DNA testing revealed that King Tut died of
Other stories include:
- Who was the Man in the Iron Mask?
- What was the fate of Marie-Antoinette''s son?
- Who killed an entire Maya royal family?
- Who knows what really happened to Thailand''s young King
At times a gripping "whodunit," at others a guide to deductive
reasoning, this book will be hard to put down for any kids who love
mysteries, murder, and suspense.