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Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur
It tells about the artifacts found by the archaeologist, Leonard Woolley, at Ur. Nick has been to the Ur exhibit at the Sackler Gallery.
Persepolis and Ancient Iran
If you want lots of photos about Persepolis and Ancient Iran, here's the place for you!!!
Archaeology's Dig -- a magazine for kids
A site that includes facts about Pliny the Platypus and a "hard" quiz.
Teotihuacan Home Page
A site that includes introductory pages, recent excavation reports and much more. It is suited for all readers. It is still under construction, so you should go back often!
Maecenas: Images of Ancient Greece and Rome
Great page with over 1100 pictures from Greece and Rome. Even if you have never been to Rome, you can still get a good view of the famous ruins. This is Keeley's favorite site.
Follow along as NOVA moves a Megalith. Also, you get a chance to move the moai. All you have are palm trees, sweet potatoes and a few more objects.
Check out this site; you get to build an aqueduct yourself by picking the right parts to go in the right place.
Daughter of the Desert
A biography of Gertrude Bell, the most famous female archaeologist. She was a friend of T.E.Lawrence and a founder of archaeology in Iraq early this century.
Mary Douglas Nicol Leakey
Here is a biography of one of the most important archaeologists of the 20th century. She spent a lot of time in Africa finding ancient human skulls and other objects.
Dame Kathleen Mary Kenyon
A biography on Dame Kathleen Kenyon that has pictures and explains about her work as an archaeologist. She excavated Jericho, one of the first continuous settlements in the world.
Fun information about China, the culture and history, the terra-cotta army and other interesting information. Includes some pictures and some games.
NOVA Online: Ice Mummies
NOVA website with information about all sorts of mummies, including mummies found in high altitudes. Details of recent finds and pictures.
Mystery of the Maya
This site from the Canadian Museum of Civilization contains a lot of background information about the Maya Civilization. There is also information about glyphs and the calendar.
This website gives information about Jamestown Rediscovery - good history overviews, as well as details about ongoing excavations.
Ice Treasures of the Inca: An Interactive Expedition with Johan Reinhard
In this great site, you can follow Dr. Reinhard on his journey to discover the Inca Ice Maiden.
Collapse - Why Do Civilizations Fail?
This fascinating site investigates the collapse of great civilizations such as the Maya and the Anasazi. With hands-on activities and other interactive areas, you can help look at the clues, too.
This site provides comprehensive background on the Anasazi culture, and a good picture of everyday life.
Here is a thorough classroom resource with pictures, history and activities.
The website for the Alexandria Archaeology Museum in Virginia details the history of the area, while describing ongoing digs. There are also exhibits on line, kid's areas, and information about family dig days.
America Quest 2000
Following the model of Maya Quest a few years back, this site shows a team of scientists as they travel throughout the SW United States to investigate clues about the Anasazi culture. Students can follow along from their computers - asking questions, as well as guiding the scientists to search for clues.
Sam's Agora Site
Here is a website about the Greek agora (marketplace). This site gives you a great idea about what the Greek agora was like. It is based on archaeological findings.
This excellent site gives you an idea about what happened in ancient Sepphoris and what is happening with the digs that are going on there now. There are lots of good pictures of the artifacts that were found.
Yi-Lou River Collaborative Archaeologial Survey
This site shows the work of an archaeological expedition studying ancient Chinese civilization at sites that are from 2000 to 8000 years old. This is a very advanced website but it is worth looking at to understand what archaeologists try to learn about how societies change.
The Dinur Center For Research In Jewish History
This wonderful site connects you to the websites of hundreds of archeological expeditions in Israel, biographies of the archaeologists, and wonderful pictures of artifacts and descriptions of the digs. It has lots of other links of related websites such as Biblical history.
Archaeological Excavations at Sha'ar Hagolan
You'll find lots of pictures and information in this site about the artifacts found in a Neolithic village. The site was discovered when members of the Kibbutz (agricultural and residential cooperative) Sha'ar Hagolan started to dig fishponds.
The Dating Game
Here's a great site for you if you don't completely understand radiocarbon dating. It covers all aspects of radiocarbon dating plus it includes a Shockwave applet to help you understand radiocarbon dating even better.
National Geographic's Mummies Find
This great article describes a huge find by Zahi Hawass. This find suggests that the Egyptians that were buried were the wealthy.
How to Excavate
This site offers a very detailed manual about excavation. It also includes a lot about the different methods of excavation.
Make a Mummy
Learn, in this National Geographic step-by-step manual, how the Egyptians mummified their dead. This is an excellent site.
Oasis of the Dead
Here is an article written by Zahi Hawass about one of his most recent finds in Egypt. The site is from Archaeology magazine. It also has many good pictures of the dig and artifacts.
This website was created by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. It has some great pictures and lots of archaeology news.