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These are websites about some of the most famous and puzzling enigmas in history. Who built Stonehenge and why? How were giant stone heads built on Easter Island? Was there ever a lost city of Atlantis? Here you will find out about these riddles and more, including the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot, and the Bermuda Triangle. You can not only discover the tools necessary to investigate these mysteries, but also puzzles, quizzes, and videos. Included are eThemes resources on the Egyptian pyramids and the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Explore the links on this site to learn about mysterious ancient Egypt. Click on "Explore Ancient Egypt" to read about and see 360 degree panoramas of the Pyramids, Spinx, Colossus of Memnon, and other ancient landmarks. There are classroom resources and links to a map and a timeline.
Roll your mouse over the map to read more about these important places in Egypt, then click to see a panoramic view. Explore the links on this page to see more ancient Egyptian art, hieroglyphics, mummies, or to read about a day in the life of an ancient Egyptian.
Not all mummies are from Egypt. On this site, you can learn about South American mummies from the lost Incan Empire, and mysterious "accidental" mummies that have been uncovered by modern archeaologists in different parts of the world, such as the "bog mummies" of northern Europe.
Explore this site to learn about Chaco Canyon and Chichen Itza. There are maps, teachers' guides with activities, and interactive virtual tours of these ancient sites where early astronomers studied the mysteries of the night sky.
Explore this site to learn about the lost civilization of Easter Island and the enigmatic stone statues (or "moai") found on the island. See a team of modern-dayu scientists trys to discover how the ancient inhabitants moved these monolithic giants. There is even a "Move the Moai" game.
This student-created site has lots of fun facts about such enigmas as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Stonehenge, and the Bermuda Triangle. There are several trivia games to play after reading about each mystery.
This site created by Dutch students has a timeline, listings of known disappearances that have occurred in the so-called "Bermuda Triangle", and possible explanations for the phenomenon. NOTE: This site contains a guestbook.
This companion website to a BBC documentary introduces the debated surrounding the legend of Atlantis. You can read the complete transcript of the program, see a video clip of an Atlantis skeptic, or find additional resources.
This is the official website of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. This organization seeks to promote critical investigation of extraordinary claims. NOTE: Reading level is too advanced for younger students.
Explore these sites to learn about the ancient Egyptian pyramids. Includes illustrations and interactive sites. There are links to eThemes Resources on angles and triangles, Modern Egypt, and ancient culture.
Learn all about the seven wonders of the ancient world. See paintings and sketches that show what the six lost wonders may have looked like, plus view photos of the only remaining wonder, the Pyramid of Giza. Includes lots of information about the history of these structures.