Have a safe and happy break. Enjoy time with your family. Remember, your Pop-Up book is due the day you get back (January 4). Your Seven Wonders Model is due January 17. See ya next year! Ms. Noble
Two jobs today.
1. Log onto your Google Docs account and go into Easy Bib for your research. Write down more notes in your notebook for your Ancient Rome Pop-up book. I showed you this in class.
2. Study for the Chapter 8 test on Wednesday. Use the Textbook Resources Page to do all four sections of Chapter 8. Use the Study Central link on that page.
Progress reports are coming out next week. Get your grades up. You can retake Chapter 5-1, 5-2 quiz or Chapter 5 test at lunch on Wednesdays. Also, if you need to re-do your Odyssey worksheet here it is: Odyssey Movie Worksheet. Print yourself a new one.
Make sure you have all of the homework from last week finished. All of Chapter 8!
Pages 267, 276, 283, 294, and 296-7 1-22 and 26, 27.
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