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National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece

Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past
McGee, Marni (Book - 2007)
National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece
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Archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's ancient past. Explore the ruins of Greece and Turkey, on land and under sea. In 1870, amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers Hissarlik, part of Troy. In 1939, the palace of King Nestor in the Mycenaean city of Messina is unearthed near Pylos. In 1996, artifacts from the city, burned around 1200 B.C., link the site to Homer's Odyssey. In 1983, a Turkish diver locates the world's oldest shipwreck, which yields the world's oldest "book"--a carved wooden writing tablet with an ivory hinge. This title brings readers into close contact with scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Ancient Greeks, whose artifacts appear at digs across Europe, Asia Minor, and northern Africa. Ancient Greece includes an interview with underwater archaeologist Faith Hentschel, a past grantee of the National Geographic Society. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Authors: McGee, Marni
Title: National Geographic investigates ancient Greece
archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's past
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2007
Characteristics: 64 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Marni McGee ; Michael Shanks, consultant
Additional Contributors: Shanks, Michael
Alternate Title: Ancient Greece
ISBN: 0792278720
9780792278726
0792278267
9780792278269
Branch Call Number: j 938 M145n 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index
Subject Headings: Excavations (Archaeology) Greece Juvenile literature Greece Antiquities Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Excavations (Archaeology)
LCCN: 2006032108
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Archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's ancient past. Explore the ruins of Greece and Turkey, on land and under sea. In 1870, amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers Hissarlik, part of Troy. In 1939, the palace of King Nestor in the Mycenaean city of Messina is unearthed near Pylo... Read More »


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