3500 - 59 BCE
Timeline featuring 18 major communication events, from Sumerian pictographs on clay to Julius Caesar's Acta Diurna. Links to cunieform, Egyptian Book of the Dead and Phoenician script.

Aesop's Fables Without Morals

A daily tale by Aesop, the Greek slave who won his freedom through these stories, stripped of the morals imposed by later generations.

Ancient Sites
Choose: Tara, Machu Picchu, Babylon, Athens, Rome, Egypt, or New York). Trivia quizzes, games, links, message and discussion board. Now includes lessons for high school age.

Empires Past: Reference Library
Notes with links on four ancient empires: Aztec, China, Egypt, and Rome. Site includes a JavaScript tool for note-taking, vocabulary, and timelines.

Diotima's Children Bibliography
Children and Childhood in the Ancient World

Four bibliographic sections on education: general, ancient world, Roman, and Greek.

Hammurabi's Code
An introduction to the renowned early law code, including the code, and sample legal problems like the ones Hammurabi faced.

Kids Klassics
Children's bibliography of ancient history, biography, historical fiction, biblical stories, and mythology, for a variety of ages. Three Latin stories and a text for children.

Lepcis Magna - Window on the Roman World
A rich site containing a Kids' section, virtual tours, and colorful information about this ancient Roman city founded originally by the Phoenicians in Northern Africa.

The Neapolitan Mastiff
Alexander the Great may have owned these dogs. They were used in the gladiatorial arena by the Romans; also in war and as guard dogs.

Newton's Apple: Mummies
Teacher's guide to mummification. Include apple mummification project.

The Not-So-Lost City of Ubar
Mysterious ancient city of Ubar discovered through space shuttle technology. Includes Teacher's Guide.

Sections on Near East, Egypt, Rome, and Greece. Topics: people, mythology, daily life, death and burial, archaeology, and writing. Includes games and book recommendations. Needs QuickTime.

Perception of Women's Education
Lilian Quintero's contribution to University of Arizona project. Examines women's rights and opportunities for education.

Presentation on Children by Jana Shopkorn
Adolescence is a modern construct. In Athens, youth (those from 12 to 30) were expected to accept adult responsibility. Childhood was a period defined by play.

Reviews for school age students of Latin and antiquity. Authors include the familiar Henry Winterfield and Rosemary Sutcliff as well as newcomer to the English-into-Latin translation field, Dr. Seuss.

Voyage Back in Time
To fulfill the Virginia educational standards, this site was designed to teach children about geographic features, government, agriculture, architecture, music, art, religion, sports, and roles of men, women, and children of Greece and Rome.

Why Study History
This and the accompanying What Can I Do With a History Major answer some of the nagging but constant questions someone with an abiding interest in the past faces.

Winter Solstice
From Family Education Network, activities for the shortest days of the year, including Fun Myths About Ancient Sun Gods and Build Your Own Stonehenge.

World Map
World history project includes many sites from antiquity. One of the student created Think Quest pages.

Bible History

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Babylon, Assyria, & Persia

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Ancient Egypt
An education project from students at the University of Richmond to teach kids about daily, life, hieroglyphs, pharaohs, pyramids, religion, and the sphinx.

Ancient Egypt for Kids
Pictures and descriptions of: Life in Ancient Egypt, The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, Hieroglyphics, King Tutankhamun, The Afterlife, Valley of the Kings, and Pharaohs.

Death and the Afterlife
Details on embalming and weighing the heart before proceeding to either the afterlife or the devourer. From 8.5-year old Mark Patrick Telford.

Enigmatic Tekenu
A series of hieroglyphic representations providing short clues as to the identity of this death facilitator. Final scene reveals all.

The Great Pyramid of Giza
Description, history, and location of the only ancient wonder that still exists; from The Seven Wonders Homepage.

Great Pyramid at Giza.
Interesting factoids and speculation about the most studied building in the World

Horus Web Site
Egyptian Web Site designed and for kids around the Globe. History section includes Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic, Islamic, and Modern Egypt. Tours change monthly.

Mary Anne Bradley: Chariot to Heaven
A five chapter children's story about Ancient Egypt during the reign of Tutankhamun (1336-1327 B.C.). Hypertext links explain and sometimes illustrate Egyptian names.

Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts (Part 1)
Enhances A&E series on mummies with high school project ideas and vocabulary list,. Parts II-IV are also available.

Pyramid Crossword Puzzle
Read the accompanying article on Egyptian religious beliefs before solving the pyramid shaped crossword puzzle.

Rosetta Stone
What happens to an archeologist when faced with a mummy's curse? Quiz. Build a pharaoh's death mask. See Egyptian Highlights from the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Rosetta Stone Coloring Book
Nine black and white images to copy and complete.

Student FAQs - Ancient Egypt
Sixth graders ask: How did ancient Egypt influence the USA? How did they make the Step Pyramid? How old is Egypt? Did they have cars in ancient Egypt? & more.

Teacher's Guide - Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt
Units, The Natural World, Daily Life, Gods and Religion, and Funerary Customs, come with bibliographies and suggested projects.

Wild Egypt: an on-line safari for all ages
Three pages. On the page about the Nile are photos with explanations of crocodile habits. On the Red Sea page is the Dugong, Sea Cow.

Write Your Name in Hieroglyphs
Serge Rosmorduc will convert your name (spell it phonetically) into hieroglyphs.


Ancient Athens Public Sector Economy
Taxation was a profitable business for the collectors, but voluntary donations supported Athens. Word Finder Worksheet is included to test comprehension.

Ancient Greek Education - Athens
What and when Athenian boys studied: literature, math, & gymnastics. At 14 secondary education and at 18 military training were possibilities. One caveat: the site editorializes a bit.

Ancient Greek Education - Sparta
In Sparta girls also received formal education. The object of education was development of a military machine. Education was from age 7-30 and involved living in harsh quarters.

Collosus of Rhodes
Location, description, inscription, picture, and history, from The Seven Wonders Home page.

Site demonstrating Eratosthenes' method for determining the prime numbers.

The Eratosthenes Page
American Community School of Abu Dabi site explains Eratosthenes' computation of the earth's circumference and provides tips for running your own experiment.

Greek Social Classes
Simple explanations (designed by Portland State sophomores for middle school students) of the differences among Athenian classes with reference to the elitist political system known as democracy.

Introduction to Ancient Greece
Basic information on such assorted topics as money, education, theatre, Olympics, and jewelry.

Women, Children and Men
Chapter 5 of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Ancient Greece, edited by Paul Cartledge. Describes roles of boys and girls in rituals.

History of Ancient Greek Music
Krater depicting school in Ancient Greece. Short musical notes on Mythical, Homeric, Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Periods.

Toilet Training
A jug with places for the toddler's legs appears to have been the potty seat of the Ancient Greeks, according to this Archaeology Odyssey article.

Ure Museum School Tours
Layout of exhibits and information on topics related to the British museum's exhibits, including Food & Parties, Clothing & Weaving, Children, and Instruments.


BBC Roman History Page
General introductory information on Rome. Topics include senators, technology, the city, the republic, empire, emperors, leisure, education, the army, education, maps, and what the Romans were like. Quiz provided.

Education and Rhetoric
Glosses over the history of education in Rome to highlight the roles of litterator, grammaticus, and rhetor.

Interactive stories. You add a section to an ongoing story: Inquisitores in Togis, Pugna Gladiatorum, Casus Julii and Lingua Latina.

The Image of a Roman Family
While written for a scholarly journal, this article clearly explains the rights of the Roman father over his children.

La casa romana
Images of the various parts of a Roman home. May take a while to connect. Accompanying text in Italian.

The Lifestyles of Ancient Rome
From CyberSchool's Advanced Placement English, listen to a RealAudio lecture.

Pompeii Yellow Pages
Directory of the sorts of things you might find in a yellow pages from Ancient Rome. Details on such diverse items as schools, toilets, clocks, and gladiators.

A Look at the Roman Empire
Short introductions to the empire, city of Rome, and military. Includes a timeline fo the emperors.

Review of Bradley's Discovering the Roman Family
Reviewer Kraus says the book is about how children lived chiefly under the care of slaves and wet nurses (part of the familia). The bonds so forged extended into adulthood.