This themed reference guide will allow children to step back in time and experience the colorful sights and rhythmic sounds of the religions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Native America and the Far East. Exciting step-by-step projects help recreate these past worlds. Kids can make their own Chinese lantern, create a model of a temple, build a ceremonial drum or store their secret valuables in an Ancient Egyptian canopic jar.This book traces myths of creation, destruction and the afterlife over 10,000 years of civilization. It travels through time and across the world, from the mummies of ancient Egypt to the sky spirits of the native North Americans, with stimulating and educational projects to intensify the learning experience. Learn how to build a Roman temple, fashion a Chinese lantern, create a shaman's rattle and a Viking lucky charm, and place these items in historical context. Stirring fact-packed text and over 200 beautiful illustrations make this vivid history an ideal accompaniment to school work, or a perfect additional learning tool at home for children aged 8- 2 years.