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Secrets of the Afro Comb, 6,000 Years of Art and Culture

Secrets of the Afro Comb, 6,000 Years of Art and Culture

Six thousand years ago, someone buried a beautifully designed Afro comb. It was uncovered 100 years ago but lay forgotten in an English museum... until now.

Written to accompany the groundbreaking Origins of the Afro Comb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge (2nd July to 31st October 2013), Secrets of the Afro Comb takes you back in time, and across the world.

Key Features:

  • Traces 6,000 years of world history through an everyday object, the Afro comb.
  • Beautifully laid out throughout with 40+ full-colour illustrations to add visual interest.
  • 49 photos, many never before published, to aid understanding.
  • Written in a clear, engaging narrative with maps, timelines, index, and reader-friendly glossary that make this an invaluable reference book.
  • Includes activities to test knowledge.
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Description of the Book:

  • This book covers an amazing 6,000 years of ancient and mediaeval world history through an iconic object, the Afro comb.
  • Can be used to fit the KS2 curriculum requirements, such as
    • Science (materials)
    • History (ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire/fall of the western Roman Empire and the non-European civilisation of Great Benin)
    • History (developing a chronological understanding of World history)

Title: Secrets of the Afro Comb: 6,000 years of art and culture
ISBN: 978-0956252531
Retail Price: £9.99
Publication Date: 20th July 2013
Extent: 96 pages
Binding: Paperback
Format: 240 x 165 mm
World English Language

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