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Secrets of Lost Empires II—Pharaoh's Obelisk

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The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

NOVA Raises an Obelisk
Step through this series of photographs to learn about how NOVA tries to raise an obelisk. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Cutting Granite with Sand
A second series of photographs details how ancient Egyptian quarrymen and stonemasons quarried and drilled holes in granite. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Lever an Obelisk (Hot Science)
Although it is not known exactly how they erected the great obelisks, it's a pretty sure bet that they used levers in some way. Explore how levers work in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 6-8)

How Big Were They? (Hot Science)
Compare the weight of the largest ancient obelisk ever erected to a herd of elephants in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required.) (Grades 3-5, 6-8)

Explore Ancient Egypt
Want to see the Sphinx close up? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of Luxor? Simply click on these images below and enjoy a self-guided QuickTime tour through the Land of the Pharaohs. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Mysteries of the Nile
Find out more about Pyramids, temples, and other monumental architecture of ancient Egypt in this Web site that accompanied a NOVA/PBS Online Adventure in March 1999. (Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)

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Secrets of Lost Empires II—Pharaoh's Obelisk
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