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Author Roza, Greg, author.

Title Ossuaries and charnel houses / by Greg Roza.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Gareth Stevens Publishing, [2015]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 393 ROZ    AVAILABLE
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Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Digging up the dead
Digging up the dead (Gareth Stevens Publishing)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Contents House of bones - Tower of silence - Native American charnel houses - Creepy catacombs - Czech ossuaries - Chapel of Bones - Bones of the war dead - An ossuary mystery.
Summary "Death and burial practices vary from one culture to the next, and there's some pretty unusual traditions out there. Have you ever heard of people saving the bones of their ancestors? That's what happens in ossuaries and charnel houses. You might be wondering why people would do this, and there are several fascinating reasons you need to read to believe. Inside this creepy volume, readers will find amazing photographs of charnel houses and ossuaries, including the dark passages of the Paris catacombs and the ornately decorated Sedlec Ossuary. Photographs are paired with engaging passages, sidebars, and fact boxes that explain ancient, and not so ancient, death traditions"--Provided by the publisher.
Audience Grades 4-5.
980L Lexile.
U Guided Reading Level.
Subject Death -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.
Ossuaries -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Tombs -- Juvenile literature.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- History -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781482414875 (hardcover)
1482414872 (hardcover)
9781482412703 (pbk.)
1482412705 (pbk.)
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