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Ancient Refuge in the Holy Land

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

Babatha's Life and Times
Read about how this second century A.D. woman lived in a profile that reveals a shrewd businesswoman who married twice and inherited land three times during her brief life. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Behind the Scenes
NOVA's executive producer talks about what it was like to travel to and explore the Cave of Letters. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Remote Excavation
Learn about 10 remote-sensing technologies that can help archeologists obtain rapid results in the field. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Babatha's Scroll
Use a viewer to translate a 2,000-year-old document from ancient Greek into English. (Flash plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Stumbling Upon a Treasure
Consider the importance of the finds discovered in the Cave of Letters and what it was like to find some of them in this interview with one of the members of Yigael Yadin's 1960 expedition. (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

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