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Secrets of Lost Empires: Pharaoh's Obelisk

From PBS and WGBH Boston, this companion Website to the NOVA program "Pharaoh's Obelisk," (scheduled to rebroadcast on July 23, 2002) combines material from the show with fun features including two games (requiring Shockwave): How Big Were They, which uses an object to measure the weight of an obelisk in elephants; and Lever An Obelisk, which attempts to lift an obelisk using as few blocks as possible. The "Nova Raises an Obelisk" section of the site uses stills from the TV program and text to illustrate the NOVA crew's attempts to erect an obelisk using two Egyptian methods; one that works and one that does not. There is also a QuickTime virtual tour of Egypt; a link to a 1999 NOVA trip to Egypt; Resources, both Web and print; a map and a time line of the Pharaohs; and a teacher's guide to using the program in the classroom, with printable and online activities.
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