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Live the Russian Experience Issue Date: 09-06-1998

Cool Spots imageFrom the Rurik Dynasty to Glasnost, you'll experience Russian culture and history like never before at PBS' The Face of Russia Web site. This fascinating journey through 10 centuries of art, architecture, music, dance and cinema reveals the events that shaped Russian culture. Take a troika ride out to www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia and visit sacred monasteries, magnificent churches, the grand palaces of St. Petersburg and great architectural masterpieces that dot the shoreline of the Baltic Sea. Visitors can view the Cyrillic alphabet and find out about its origins or sit in on the Russian ballet. The Russian timeline will take you to such events as the launching of Sputnik, Napoleon's invasion and the rise of the Bolsheviks. Plus, you'll meet personalities like Ivan the Terrible, Czar Nicholas II and Boris Yeltsin. It's time to meet the Russians on their home turf!

Visit: www.pbs.org/weta/faceofrussia
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Go Medieval Issue Date: 09-06-1998

Cool Spots imageCastles, moats, Vikings and clashing armor! What more could you want? Get thee to the year 1066 and witness one of the most fascinating medieval battles, the Battle of Hastings. www.battle1066.com is your time machine to early Britain, where Vikings, Romans, Saxons and Normans were all fighting for the land that is now England. Hastings was the ultimate fight of the era: in the English corner, the beloved Saxon king, Harold II, and the challenger, crossing the English channel from France, William the Conqueror! Who will win? You'll just have to log on and find out. And while you're wandering through the battlefield, check out the Bayeux tapestry, which tells the tale through hundreds of feet of needlework. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

Visit: www.battle1066.com
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Reach the Beach Issue Date: 08-30-1998

Cool Spots imageIf ever a military battle captured the imaginations of war buffs worldwide, it would be the Invasion of Normandy. As the landing phase of Operation Overlord during World War II, it was the scene of great strategy, honor and sacrifice. Join the Allied victory in progress at Britannica Online's Normandy Web site, which chronicles the battle from the earlier European hostilities to the liberation of the French. Get ready to storm the beach at www.britannica.com/dday and immerse yourself in international politics, airborne attacks and military conspiracies. The comprehensive site has audio clips of speeches, films of the fighting inland, and biographies of leaders like Eisenhower and Churchill. Plus, you'll have the chance to decipher secret code messages and inspect battle documents. Charge!!!

Visit: www.britannica.com/dday
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See Some Royal Lifestyle Issue Date: 08-23-1998

Cool Spots imageYou would like to go to France, oui? Well, maybe you won't be jumping on a plane anytime soon, but you can jet to a French palace right this minute via a click of your mouse! Just knock on the door at http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage for admission to the grand halls of the Versailles palace, one of the world's most famous historical sites. See what it was like to live like a king in centuries past. The royal art collection will knock your beret off! And you're sure to be surprised to find out which famous people visited the palace in past decades. Don't depart without taking in the full view through fabulous panoramic shots of the palace grounds. Au revoir!

Visit: http://en.chateauversailles.fr/homepage
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Make a Run for the Border Issue Date: 08-09-1998

Cool Spots imageIf you think pyramids exist only in Egypt, then grab your boots and head south of the border. Inspiring photographs of ancient ruins, tropical jungles and pristine lakes await you in Thresholds at www.thresholds.net. You can almost hear the exotic sounds of the jungle's parrots and monkeys as you click through the rivers and roads of backwoods Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. Be sure not to miss the author's hair-raising tale that will take you through a long series of glittering cascades coursing over miles of verdant valleys in the Sierra Madre de Chiapas mountains. Take in the scenery and enjoy the adventure!

Visit: www.thresholds.net
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