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Riddles of the Sphinx
A marvel of ancient engineering is vanishing. Can the Sphinx be saved? NOVA explores who built the Sphinx, why they built it, and how.
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Welcome to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This new feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Come back each week for a new collection centered on a different topic area.
Subject areas covered: Social Studies, Anthropology/Archaeology, Technology/Engineering

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Introduce the Program and Topics Present the program's overall science
or career topics to your students.
Use these resources to provide background for the lesson ideas suggested in the "Learn the Science" and "Discover Careers" sections.

Learn the Science Introduce key science topics and concepts with these media-rich resources.  
Understand ancient Egyptians' spiritual life and why they created some of the greatest wonders on Earth.

Explore how the ancient Egyptians may have built the world's largest statue, the Sphinx.

Discover Careers See what it's like to work in the field.  
Related Careers
Find out about careers related to ancient Egypt.

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