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Eternal Egypt Issue Date: 11-02-2003

Cool Spots imageDo you want to live forever? Teleport to Eternal Egypt, at archive.fieldmuseum. org/eternalegypt to see how the Egyptians did it, or at least how they thought they did. Look through an archeologist's dig diary and sift for clues to solve the stela, a large slab of rock inscribed with magical prayers. Stick around to see stunning tomb art and read how religion inspired Egyptians to create extravagant funerary masks in Gold and the Gods.

Visit: archive.fieldmuseum.org/eternalegypt
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Indigenous Aussies Issue Date: 11-02-2003

Cool Spots imageDiscover Indigenous Australia and its cultural heritage at www.dreamtime.
. Prior to 1788, indigenous people were the only humans living in Australia. They had no written word, so they told stories to educate their children. You can read some of their stories, such as Eaglehawk and Crow, and Emu and the Jabiru. Also find out about their struggles to retain ownership of their families' lands. Then tour the virtual museum and view ancient artifacts from down under.

Visit: www.dreamtime.net.au
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Mummies From the Inside Out Issue Date: 07-13-2003

Cool Spots imageFind out why You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy at www.salariya.
. This comical site reveals the ins and outs of making your own Egyptian mummy. Follow the steps closely, from collecting the body to removing the organs to wrapping the body in linen. Don't forget to read the Egyptians' speech bubbles. They'll give you silly insight into the mummification process. Have fun, but remember that the only way to gain immortality as an Egyptian mummy is through horror films.

Visit: www.salariya.com/web_books/mummy
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Egypt's Greek Lady Issue Date: 06-15-2003

Cool Spots imageCleopatra was not very pretty, but she was powerful. Learn about this lady's role in Alexandrian history with Cleopatra of Egypt: From History to Myth at archive.fieldmuseum.org/ cleopatra. Cleopatra learned to write and speak Egyptian so that she could rule over Egypt. Discover why she formed alliances with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and learn why Octavian disliked her. Also play the Portrait of Cleopatra puzzle. It's a fun way to see if you've got what it takes to be a Field Museum archaeologist.

Visit: archive.fieldmuseum.org/cleopatra
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Mesoamerican Ballgame Issue Date: 06-01-2003

Cool Spots imageStep onto the court at www.ballgame.
and learn about The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame. This ritual-based game, the first team sport in history, began more than 3,500 years ago. View a model of the court. Then watch a game or play one yourself. You can learn about the original uses of rubber, the material used for the game ball. The players wore protective clothing during games. View figurines that depict their clothing. Don't worry. This life-and-death sport is safe to view online.

Visit: www.ballgame.org
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