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Chichén Itzá Issue Date: 10-02-2005

Cool Spots imageScale the steps of Chichén Itzá at www.exploratorium.edu/ancientobs/chichen. Chichén Itzá is an ancient Mayan city found in the Yucatan peninsula. Explore History for a detailed account of the founding of Chichén Itzá and what it looks like today. In Alignments, check out the two structures of Chichén Itzá, El Castillo and El Caracol, and The Sun's Path to view the impact of Mayan astrology on the structures. Finally, in Activities, try the Mayan Calendar Round and Breaking the Mayan Code. You'll be awed by these ancient ruins.

Visit: www.exploratorium.edu/ancientobs/chichen
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Medieval Times Issue Date: 09-11-2005

Cool Spots imageHear ye! Hear ye! Venture to a time of lords, ladies, knights and castles with Medieval Siege, part of the NOVA series "Secrets of Lost Empires," at www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet. Launch a siege on a castle in Medieval Arms Race, using such techniques as direct assault, trebuchet and battering ram. Life in a Castle reveals what castle living was like and who actually lived there. Go to NOVA's science game, Destroy the Castle, where you can launch a trebuchet on your own. At this site, be on guard.

Visit: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/lostempires/trebuchet
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The Story of Chai, Asian Elephant Issue Date: 07-17-2005

Cool Spots imageWitness the amazing birth of the first Asian elephant born at Seattle's Woodland Park Zoo at www.zoo.org/
chai/site/main.htm
. Read The Story of Chai's selection for the program and the science involved with her pregnancy. The site features biological facts about Asian elephants as well as cool descriptions of how elephants have been used throughout history. Then take time to meet The Baby. You can watch tons of videos, view photos in the Gallery, and learn how baby Hansa got her name. This site is huge!

Visit: www.zoo.org/chai/site/main.htm
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Jewel of the Nile Issue Date: 04-24-2005

Cool Spots imageCast your eyes upon more than five thousand years of Egyptian history at www.eternalegypt.
org
. This site is an interactive way to get to know the amazing stories of Egyptian civilization. You can navigate your way down the Nile in Map, or see the events of Egyptian history chronologically in Timeline. Spend some time in Multimedia to view virtual tours of famous places, look at 3-D views of artifacts and much more. Finally, Sites and Museums has information on noteworthy locations and what you can see there. Walk the path of the pharoahs.

Visit: www.eternalegypt.org
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Communicating With the Ancients Issue Date: 02-13-2005

Cool Spots imageAnalyze accents and alliteration at www.ancientscripts.com. At this site, you can learn about the history of written language and its many forms. Check out the origins of writing with awesome illustrations of Cuneiform and Hieroglyphs in Writing Systems. Phonetics has information on the sounds and tones your voice makes when you read different letter combinations. You can learn how to say a few basic words in lots of languages and see how closely related languages are when you explore Historical Linguistics. No matter how you say it or write it, this site is guaranteed fun.

Visit: www.ancientscripts.com
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