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Model Boat: Boat Size from Bow to Stern Estimate, simulate, and compare the length of an ancient Egyptian boat using human rowers as units of measure.
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Mummy Case: Measuring a Mummy Case Calculate the size of a mummy case and its contents using ancient Egyptian measurements.
Amenemhet: Alternative Alphabet Determine and compare hieroglyph content and frequency to an alternative alphabet based on symbols that mimic sounds of the alphabet.


Alexander Coin: Coin Content Calculate ancient Greek coin values as compared to their weight and determine their worth today.
Cycladic Figure:Sculpture Shapes Reconstruct an ancient Greek sculpture using various geometric forms.
Amphora: Vessel Volumes Determine relative volume equivalents among various ancient Greek vessels.


Mosaic Floor: To Scale: Mosaic Drawings Create a freehand drawing of a mosaic giraffe and its trainer.
Fallen Warrior: Art Dates Use a timeline to measure intervals and calculate the age of works of art.
Hadrian: Architectural Adventure Construct a three—dimensional model of the Pantheon.
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