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History's Mysteries

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.


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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.
This is a one-page PDF file of Pharaoh Akhenaten that you can print out in order to solve the maze.
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.
Here is a page of Easter Island statues that can be printed out and colored.
This page explains the purpose of Stonehenge. Choose Intermediate or Advanced levels to learn more.
This activity teaches kids how to build their own Stonehenge for celebrating the solstice. NOTE: The site includes pop-up and banner ads.
This site has factual information about Stonehenge, audio and video clips from Wiltshire, and 360 segree panoramic views of the standing stones.
Read about a Scottish henge that was recently discovered that is even older than the famous Stonehenge, or listen to the audio version. Included is a map and pictures of a different kind of henge.
This page contains audio and video clips about the search for evidence of a monster living in Loch Ness.
This article offers a possible explanation for past Nessie sightings. You can read, listen to, or watch the story. There is also a Nessie quiz.
Read or listen to this story about Bigfoot. There are links to related news stories and a Yeti quiz.
This news article about Malaysia's Bigfoot also contains a video.
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 page has information about one of the most famous disappearances over the Bermuda Triangle, and offers some possible explanations.
2,500 years ago the Greek philosopher Plato wrote about a lost civilization called Atlantis. Was Plato's story based in fact, or pure fiction? You can read about it on this page.
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.
Was the destruction of the classical Greek city of Helike by an earthquake the inspiration for the Atlantis myth? Learn what one team of archaeologists have found.
Learn about some controversial claims about the legendary city of Atlantis. You can see the complete transcripts from the BBC program and explore further readings.
This news article talks about a new theory about the possible origins of the Atlantis legend.
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.

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