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Classroom Resources: Mysteries of the Nile
Pyramids: The Inside Story
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Matters of Science The Diginterview
Details current archaeological work and scientific reasoning behind the decisions made about where to dig and the items found at the excavation of Giza.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/dig.html

Palace Hypothesisinterview
Explains where the pyramid builders and their pharaohs may have lived, and how the excavation's location was chosen.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/palacehypothesis.html

Interview with the Director of Gizainterview
An Egyptian archaeologist answers questions about restoration, site layout, and life during the Pyramid age.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/hawass.html

Archaeologist Mark Lehnerinterview
In both written and audio format this archaeologist talks about the Giza excavation and the study of hieroglyphics.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/lehner.html

Who Built the Pyramids?interview
Discusses many popular theories of who built the pyramids and provides evidence to support their claims of it being a local labor force.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/builders.html

How Old Are the Pyramids?interview
Elaborates on how archaeologists assign dates to pyramids, including looking at inscriptions, concurrent artifacts, and carbon dating.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/howold.html

Khufu's Pyramidarticle
Provides facts about the pyramid.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khufu.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khufustory.html

Khafre's Pyramidarticle
Provides facts about the pyramid.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khafre.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khafrestory.html

Menkaure's Pyramidarticle
Provides facts about the pyramid.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/menkaure.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/menkaurestory.html

The Sphinxarticle
Find information about the about the sphinx.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/sphinx.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/sphinxstory.html

Social Studies Ancient Egyptarticle
Provides a brief orientation to the Pharaonic period and includes information about the ancient Egypt landscape, pre-Pharaoh politics, and the importance of pyramids in Egyptian spiritual beliefs.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/age.html

History of Gizaarticle
Summarizes Giza's importance as the location of the largest and most famous pyramids with their accompanying secondary structures.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/gizahistory.html

Palace Hypothesisinterview
Explains where the pyramid builders and their pharaohs may have lived, and how the excavation's location was chosen.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/palacehypothesis.html

Interview with the Director of Gizainterview
An Egyptian archaeologist answers questions about restoration, site layout, and life during the Pyramid age.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/hawass.html

Archaeologist Mark Lehnerinterview
In both written and audio format this archaeologist talks about the Giza excavation and the study of hieroglyphics.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/lehner.html

Who Built the Pyramids?interview
Discusses many popular theories of who built the pyramids and provides evidence to support their claims of it being a local labor force.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/builders.html

How Old Are the Pyramids?interview
Elaborates on how archaeologists assign dates to pyramids, including looking at inscriptions, concurrent artifacts, and carbon dating.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/howold.html

Find it with Maps Egyptmap
Indicates Giza's location in Africa with an inset overlay of the eastern Mediterranean.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/resources/worldmap.html

Giza Plateaumap
Details the relative positions of the three pyramids.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/resources/gizamap.html

Overview of Excavation Sitemap
Reveals the unearthed walls in the overall excavation site and further details each wall site in Figure 2, Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5, and Figure 6.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/fig1.html

Bakery Excavationmap
Shows the bakery site and location of artifacts.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/resources/bakerymap.html

Expedition Notes/Mail News flashes
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/textindex.html#newsflash

End of Field Season Full Reportarticle
Summarizes Mark Lehner's 1991-1995 and 1997 field seasons, detailing the type of materials found and their meaning.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/fullreport.html

Expedition Mailmail
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/mail/

See it Yourself Television Programtv program
Pyramid

Khufu's PyramidillustrationQTVR
Provides cross-section drawings and virtual reality images from the pyramid's top and inside.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khufu.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khufucross.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khufutoplo.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khufuenter.html

Khafre's Pyramidillustration
Provides cross-section drawings.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khafre.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/khafrecross.html

Menkaure's Pyramidillustration
Provides cross-section drawings.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/menkaure.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/menkaurecross.html

The SphinxinterviewarticleQTVR
Find information about the Sphinx's restoration and virtual reality images of the Sahara Desert.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/sphinx.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/excavation/hawass.html
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/escarpmentlo.html

Video Flyby of Giza Plateauvideo
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/explore/flyby.html

Do it Yourself Hieroglyph: Say What? (Hot Science)online activity
Provides a history of the evolution of picture writing, which precedes an activity in which students use a chart to decipher a hieroglyphic phrase.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/hieroglyph/

Scaling the Pyramids (Hot Science)online activity
Provides facts about a pyramid's shape and dimensions, and instructions for how to build a scale model of the Great Pyramid.
http://www.pbs.org/nova/pyramid/geometry/

Program Transcripts/Resources Transcripttranscript
http://www.pbs.org/nova/transcripts/1915mpyramid.html



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