Watch the Powerpoint presentation on the Almanac Skills page. Add your comment here and answer the following questions:
1. Which graph or bit of information was the most surprising and why?
2. Which piece of information would you like to learn more about and why?
Leave your first name, last initial and period.
Don't forget to be awesome and spell things correctly!
MAKE A DISPLAY CARD FOR YOUR MODEL
Typed or NEATLY written in black pen
•Your full name
•The name of your World Wonder
•The location of your World Wonder
•When it was built (remember B.C. or A.D.)
Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful break and enjoyed time with friends and family.
If your POP-UP BOOK is not finished, you must stay in at lunch to get the help that you need. It was due January 4.
Next, make sure you have everything ready for your Seven Wonders of the World Model. Make sure you have talked to your parents about what you plan to do and you have gathered the necessary materials. Please DO NOT bring your model to school before Wednesday, January 11. We will have a museum-type display in the Multi-purpose room on January 17 and 18. You must be prepared to take your model home January 18. Log a comment here with which World Wonder you plan to make. The first person to comment from each class period will earn a reward. Write yours now!
Is this Alexander's tomb?!
It now appears likely that Ptolemy adapted a vacant tomb that had been prepared by and for the last native Pharaoh of Egypt, Nectanebo II. However, this Pharaoh had fled south to Ethiopia, when Egypt had been invaded by the Persians in 343BC, so he never had the opportunity to occupy his tomb. The site of the prospective tomb was a chapel within the temple complex of the Serapeum in the cemetery area of ancient Memphis at Saqqara. It lay at the end of a mile-long avenue of sphinxes. The Serapeum complex was rediscovered by Auguste Mariette in 1850-1851 by excavating the sands away from the sphinxes one by one. Guarding the entrance to the chapel of Nectanebo II, Mariette discovered an incongruous semicircle of life-size Greek statues of poets and philosophers, which appear to date to the time of Ptolemy. Some of them can be identified, including Pindar, whose house and descendants Alexander had saved at Thebes, Homer, who was Alexander's favourite poet, and Plato, who had been the mentor of Alexander's tutor, Aristotle. Could these statues have been erected to honour Alexander's tomb?
World History, Hedrick Middle School, Medford, Oregon