Synopsis by Alice Day
In addition to promoting literacy, the Reading Rainbow series frequently features books with a scientific focus to help children in the primary grades broaden their interests. The Egyptian method of preserving bodies is the topic of Reading Rainbow: Mummies Made in Egypt, as host LeVar Burton invites viewers to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to explore its large mummy collection. Viewers will learn that CAT scans allow scientists to see what is beneath the wrappings and observe as researchers reconstruct the face of a mummy with the scans as a guide.
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