Legends of the Nile
Travel back to the far reaches of history and meet the ancient Egyptians, one of the most fascinating civilizations of all time. The Ancient Egypt Web site is loaded with information on all things Egyptian, from pyramids and pharaohs to mummies. Cross the Nile River at www.ancientegypt.co.uk. The site lets you live a day in the life of an Egyptian, walking in the shoes of a nobleman or a farmer. Collectors will love the artifacts, including toys, eye-catching baskets and priceless jewelry. Plus, you'll see a vast display of breathtaking wall paintings. Looking to learn more about the religion of Egypt? The site takes you on a tour of some incredible temples, home of the Egyptian pharaohs, gods and goddesses. And for a bit of a scare, be sure to check out the spooky photos and facts about the mummies. Relive history along the Nile.
You've Got the Power
For all you girls out there who thought you would never find a place to call
home on the Web, settle in at www.girlpower.gov/index.htm
and get a load of Girl Power. It's one of the coolest sites on the Net
made solely for females. Get to know more about some of your contemporaries
at Girl Power! Guests, or share a little about yourself in the GP! Diary.
Perhaps you have been trying to find some new, healthy ways to get your bod
into shape. If so, jog over to BodyWise. You will find all sorts of ideas
about improving yourself physically and mentally. Or maybe you are the kind
of girl who likes to let everyone else know what's on your mind, in which
case, GirlSpeak! is for you. Slide up to your keyboard and type away, sister.
Everyone deserves to be heard. You can also contribute your own ideas about
what the site should be like. Girl Power: made by girls, for girls. (This site is no longer available.)
Bring your chisel and creativity to the Arts Workshop at www.childrensmuseum.org/artsworkshop/index2.html. This site features great info on the art of sculpture, multimedia puppetry and art activities to do at home. Be sure to check out the sculptures at the site, including the monkey pyramid and the rattle. You can also create your own multimedia puppet show. Let loose your imagination at The Arts Workshop. (This site is no longer available.)
1. Name two things that sculptors do.
Dear Amy: How many pitchers had 300 or more wins in their career? --Matt,
Santa Rosa, Calif.
Dear Matt: Twenty pitchers have had 300 or more career wins in Major League
Baseball. The great Cy Young, after whom the best pitcher of the year award
is named, had the most, a whopping 511 wins. Of course, I didn't know
all of this off the top of my head. When I want to find out historical baseball
statistics, I can find most of them at the Internet Baseball Statistics Web
site at www.baseballstats.net. Thanks for the question. Enjoy the season.
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