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The Cave of Lascaux Issue Date: 03-30-2003

Cool Spots imageGrab your boots and explore The Cave of Lascaux at www.culture.fr/culture/arcnat/lascaux/en. On this interactive, virtual tour, you'll see ancient cave paintings. Learn about carbon dating, the process scientists use to estimate the age of artifacts. Some of the art in this cave is estimated to be more than 31,000 years old. Descriptions of the paintings point out the details that the untrained eye may miss. The cave was closed in 1964, but you can still explore it online.

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Great Thinking Issue Date: 12-22-2002

Cool Spots imageLearn about Confucius: His Life and Teachings at http://library.thinkquest.org/19053. Begin by reading about the significant contributions that Confucius made to ancient philosophy during his Life. You'll find portions of his Wisdom as well as facts about the lives of his Students. Learn about the importance of the four Books: Analects, The Doctrine of the Mean, Mencius and The Higher Education. Then Compare Confucianism with Taoism and other Asian philosophies and become a great philosophical thinker yourself.

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Not Yet Ruined Issue Date: 12-22-2002

Cool Spots imageTravel to MayaRuins.com at www.mayaruins.com and get to know a civilization of the past. Visit several Archaeological Sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Belize with Barbara McKenzie and Marion Canavan. They will take you to places with fascinating relics of the past, such as the five-story building of Edzna and the Lost World complex of Tikal. You'll also find Background information about the site and why these two women established it. The photos will leave you with a sense of awe, as if you had actually visited these magnificent ruins.

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The Roots of Mexico Issue Date: 09-08-2002

Cool Spots imageThe art, culture and history of Ancient Mexico await you at www.ancientmexico.com. The Map will keep you on track as you go deep into the cities and pyramids of ancient Mesoamerica. Read about the roles of The Gods such as the Rabbit Scribe who had the knowledge of the written calendar. Enjoy an animated story about The Conquest that led to the fall of the Aztec Empire. Then check out The Timeline of major dates and events, which spans from prehistory to A.D. 1500. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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The Mysterious Maya Issue Date: 11-25-2001

Cool Spots imageAt its peak, the vast Mayan civilization covered large parts of Mexico and Central America. Now its realm has been relocated to the Lost King of the Maya Web site at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/maya. Take a tour of Copan, an historic Mayan site in Honduras. Then relive the discovery of Mayan ruins in the Incidents of Travel section. Be sure to check out the cool Map of the Maya World. Before you leave, learn to read Mayan hieroglyphs with a fun Shockwave game.

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