Ancient Civilizations

Ancient Egyptian Culture

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Ancient Egypt is known in the popular imagination for its hieroglyphics, jewelry, and dazzling treasure-filled tombs. Readers will learn how these products were made through engaging, accessible text. In addition, this book explores the rich culture that produced these objects and will explain how Egypt's religion helped shape its art and politics.

Ancient Egyptian Culture

Miranda the Great (Unabridged)

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When barbarians invade Rome, Miranda the cat and her daughter Punka must find a safe place to hide from the chaos. They make their way through the burning city, collecting motherless kittens as they go. At last they reach the Colosseum, but even there, danger lurks!

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870L
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01:43
Miranda the Great (Unabridged)

Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Unabridged)

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Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on the women who have wielded power, revealing their feats - and flaws - for all the world to see. You'll hear about 20 of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. And what were they really like?

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1150L
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02:14
Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) (Unabridged)

The 39 Clues, Book 4: Beyond the Grave (Unabridged)

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A Clue found in Book 3 sends Amy and Dan jetting off to find out just what's behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do?

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550L
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04:37
The 39 Clues, Book 4: Beyond the Grave (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #3: Mummies In the Morning (Unabridged)

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In Mummies in the Morning, Jack and Annie get another mummy when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient Egypt after reading a book on the same subject. There, they find themselves in a pyramid, face to face with a long dead queen named Hutepi. She needs their help finding her copy of the Book of the Dead for a trip to the underworld.

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230L
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00:44
Magic Tree House #3: Mummies In the Morning (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas (Unabridged)

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Climb the ladder to adventure by reading Magic Tree House books! Don't forget your kusarigama! Did you ever take tea with a real live Ninja? Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House drags them backwards to ancient Japan where they find themselves in the cave of a Ninja master. Will they learn the secrets of the noble and mysterious Ninja?

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280L
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00:42
Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie travel back to the ancient Roman Empire at the request of Morgan le Fay, who asks the siblings to retrieve a book for her library. The search, however, becomes much more difficult as Jack and Annie have only a few minutes before Mount Vesuvius erupts!

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410L
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01:24
Magic Tree House #13: Vacation Under the Volcano (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King (Unabridged)

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Jack and Annie set off to find an original copy of an ancient Chinese myth. Armed only with their magic library cards, they must take on a book-burning emperor. But with the help of a scholar and a silk weaver, they triumph again.

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380L
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00:40
Magic Tree House #14: Day of the Dragon King (Unabridged)

Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics (Unabridged)

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Their magic tree house takes Jack and Annie back to retrieve a lost story in ancient Greece, where they witness the original Olympic games and are surprised to find what girls of the time were not allowed to do.

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380L
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00:37
Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics (Unabridged)

Archaeology (1996)

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Bill Nye the Science Guy is talking about archaeology – can you dig it?

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Elementary
Middle
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00:23
Archaeology

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