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Exploring Ancient Civilizations

19Sep 18

This ancient artisan was a woman

In ancient Greece, men made pottery. Women cooked, washed clothes, baked bread, and wove cloth on looms. But archaeologists think at least one woman was a potter. And not just an ordinary potter. She lived about 3,000 years ago on the island of Crete. She died when she was 45…

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18Jun 19

Fascinating finds: Ritual objects of the ancient Maya

They went looking for a sacred well. But archaeologists working beneath the ancient Mexican city of Chichén Itzá discovered something far more surprising: vases, decorative plates, incense burners, and other…

22Sep 18

US returns $1.2 million work of art to Iran

After 80 years of being passed around by smugglers, a precious limestone relief is heading home to modern-day Iran, formerly part of the Persian Empire. The carved piece of stone…

22Sep 18

Archaeologists find a pot of ancient Roman gold

Archaeologists working in Como, Italy, a town north of Milan, made a surprising discovery in September 2018. They were doing excavations in the basement of a theater that had been…

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Exploring Ancient Civilizations takes readers on a trip around the world, examining cultures from the past long ago. With detailed information and colorful images, these books provide a fascinating picture of how people from ancient times lived their daily lives.

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