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Subject: History

Timeblazers: History and More Series

"Highly Recommended. Each episode provides an interesting, engaging history lesson packaged in a kid-friendly format. Viewers can discuss what we can learn from history. What lessons have historical events taught us? How have things we take for granted today evolved over the centuries? Viewers can have fun looking Click for more

36. Archaeology: Can You Dig It?

36. Archaeology: Can You Dig It?

Alex (Stephen Joffe) is digging in his garden at home when he finds a mysterious object. Enter the Timeblazers, Jen (Heidi Leigh) and Sam (Mike Ackerman), who inform him that he's discovered a Native American arrowhead, which leads them to travel back in time, before the Europeans discovered America, to introduce him to archaeology, a science that's crucial to uncovering the secrets of the past and the mysteries of time. This arrowhead confirms that the location of Alex's house was probably a hunting ground of an Iroquois tribe. Next they travel to jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula in what is now Mexico, specifically to the Mayan temple of Xunantunich, where archaeologists to this day learn more and more about the lost Mayan civilization. Then they travel to Egypt, where Howard Carter in 1922 discovered the almost completely intact tomb of Tutankhamen, who is now the most famous Egyptian pharaoh of all time. And to better understand Hieroglyphics, they travel to 1799, when France invaded Egypt, and one of their soldiers discovered the Rosetta Stone; this Jean Francois Champollion discovered, after fourteen years of study, held the key to reading that ancient form of writing. Lastly, Alex learns that if you're digging for dinosaurs, you're looking for fossils, which makes you a paleontologist, not an archaeologist. 05/10DE IJ 30 min.
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