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The Parthenon and Ancient Athens, an animated virtual tour
Go back in time to Ancient Athens in the late 5th century B.C.E., “the way it would look in the years before the defeat in the Peloponnesian War ” (431 to 405 B.C.E.). This 6.5-minute CGI reconstruction by Ancient Athens 3D provides a 3D-rendered tour of The Parthenon , the most famous building in Greece . From the caption:
“It is a temple made of white Pentelic marble and was dedicated to goddess Athena , the patroness of the city of Athens. The construction began in 447 BC after the orders of the Athenian statesman Pericles . The architects were Iktinos and Callicrates , while the supervisor of the sculpture decoration was Phidias . The construction was completed in 438 BC and the last sculptures were placed in 432 BC.”
“It is a buildingof doric architecture , combining features of the Ionic order , too. The sculptures can be divided in three types: the metopes , the pediments , and the frieze . “Most of the Parthenon sculptures were taken in 1801-1812 by Lord Elgin and are now in the British Museum while most of the rest are in the Acropolis Museum .”
“The city of Athens was completely destroyed by the Persian army in the years 480-479 BC. In the years that followed, the Athenians managed to rebuild their city and by the middle of the 5th century BC, the statesman and general Pericles ordered an extensive construction programme that made Athens the centre of classical Greece.”
“It was the time when the great temples on the Acropolis hill were built (Parthenon, Erechtheion ) and many buildings of public administration for the Athenian Democracy … “The 3d reconstructions were made after the most recently published international research and a great effort was made to be as accurate as possible. Of course, simplifications and artistic license are present in order to technically manage a big project as this one.”
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Museums in Athens – Virtual Tour
Athens is the capital of Greece. Today a modern European city, but in ancient times it was the capital of one of the leading Greek states with a powerful creative civilization and a vast ocean empire.
As in ancient times, the city is still dominated by the Acropolis, a hilltop citadel topped with Parthenon.
With a history that made significant contributions to Western culture, it is rich with museums that highlight the masterpieces and glories of ancient Athens and Greece.
Athens has some of the most famous museums and historical monuments in the world.
Virtual Tour of the Museums in Athens
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Virtual Tour Historical Sites in Athens
Acropolis of athens.
- Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens
- Corinthian Columns of Temple of Olympian Zeus
- Ancient Agora of Athens
- Map of the Ancient Agora of Athens
- Stoa of Attalos
- Aristotle’s Lyceum
- Temple of Hephaestus
- Roman Agora, Athens
- Roman Baths in Athens
- Temple of Poseidon at Sounion
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Athens
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Highlights Tour of the Museums in Athens
The Acropolis Museum is an archaeological museum focused on the findings of the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Athens.
The museum was built to house every artifact found on the Acropolis and on the surrounding slopes, from the Greek Bronze Age to Roman and Byzantine Greece.
The museum holds over 4,250 objects which are exhibited over an area of 14,000 square meters.
The museum is located by the southeastern slope of the Acropolis hill, on the ancient road that led up to the “sacred rock” in classical times.
Set within walking distance to the Parthenon and built over an extensive archaeological site.
The museum lies over the ruins of a part of Roman and early Byzantine Athens. Visitors can see the excavations below.
The museum also provides an amphitheater, a virtual theatre, and a hall for temporary exhibitions.
The National Archaeological Museum in Athens maintains some of the most famous Greek masterpieces from a variety of archaeological locations in Greece.
Considered one of the greatest museums in the world, it has a splendid collection of artifacts from prehistory to late antiquity.
The Benaki Museum, established in 1930 by Antonis Benakis, is housed in a mansion in downtown Athens, Greece.
The museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to modern times. The museum’s collection of Islamic and Chinese art is located at satellite museums.
The museum houses Greek works of art from the prehistorical to modern times. The museum’s collection of Islamic and Chinese art is located at satellite museums.
The National Historical Museum is a historical museum in Athens. Founded in 1882, it is located in the Old Parliament House, which housed the Hellenic Parliament from 1875 until 1932.
The Museum’s collection has historical items about the period from the capture of Constantinople by the Ottomans in 1453 to the Second World War.
The period of the Greek Revolution and the subsequent establishment of the modern Greek state is explained with historical exhibits.
The exhibits include weapons, memorabilia from historical figures, historical paintings, manuscripts, as well as a collection of traditional Greek costumes.
The Museum of the Ancient Agora is housed in the Stoa of Attalos located in the ancient Greek Agora.
The Stoa of Attalos was a stoa built by King Attalos II of Pergamon, who ruled between 159 BC and 138 BC. The current building was reconstructed in 1952–1956.
The museum’s collection includes clay, bronze and glass objects, sculptures, coins, and inscriptions from the 7th to the 5th century BC, as well as pottery of the Byzantine period and the Turkish occupation.
The museum also hosts exhibits are connected with the Athenian democracy.
The Syntagma Metro Station Archeological Collection is a museum in Athens, Greece. It is free and is located at the Syntagma station of the Athens Metro.
The collection features a variety of historical items unearthed during the process of building the underground metro train system.
The Numismatic Museum in Athens houses one of the essential collections of coins, ancient and modern, in the world.
The museum itself is housed in the mansion of the archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann.
The museum’s collection has 600,000 objects, mainly coins but also medals, standard masses, dies, stamps, and others, from the 14th century BC until modern times.
The Athens War Museum is the museum of the Greek Armed Forces. Its purpose is the exhibition of weapons in the history of war from all ages.
The museums’ collections include artifacts from other civilizations such as Ancient China and Ancient Japan.
The Museum’s exhibition areas are distributed over four levels with exhibits of Greek military history from antiquity to the present.
The War Museum has established Museum Branches at the cities of Nauplion, Chania, Tripoli, and Thessaloniki.
The Jewish Museum of Greece is a museum in Athens, Greece. It was established in 1977 to keep the material culture of the Greek Jews.
Jews have been present in Greece since at least the fourth century BC. The oldest Jewish group that has inhabited Greece are the Romaniotes, also known as “Greek Jews”.
The Athens University Museum is a museum in Athens, Greece is also known as the “Old University” since it housed from 1837 to 1841 the first University of the independent Greek state.
The building was a structure of the Ottoman period and is one of the oldest residential buildings still standing in Athens today.
The museum’s collection consists of old and rare book editions, manuscripts, diplomas, scientific instruments, portraits, photographs, medals, seals, and other University memorabilia.
- City: Athens
- Greek: Αθήνα
- Demonym: Athenian
- Country: Greece
- Population: 2.7 million Metro
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Athens Temples, Monuments and Historical Archaeological Sites
Highlights tour historical sites in athens.
The Acropolis of Athens is located on a rocky outcrop above the city of Athens and has been an ancient citadel since time immemorial. The Acropolis has several ancient buildings of architectural and historical significance.
The word Acropolis is from the Greek phrase Akron, which means “highest point, extremity” and polis, meaning “city.”
Although the term acropolis is generic, the Acropolis of Athens is of such significance that it is commonly known as “The Acropolis” without further description.
The Acropolis was inhabited as far back as the 4th millennium B.C.
A Tour of the Top Athens Temples, Monuments and Historical Archaeological Sites
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a war memorial located in Syntagma Square in Athens. It is a cenotaph dedicated to the Greek soldiers killed during war.
It was sculpted between 1930-32, and the tomb is guarded by the Evzones of the Presidential Guard.
The Tomb is in the 1930’s spirit of Art Deco and with symbolic references to Ancient Greece.
The Tomb is a large-scale retaining wall of limestone with the sculpture is at the center of the wall.
To the left and to the right there are two side staircases while in the center there is a rectangular raised grave.
The sculpture represents the naked male figure of a dead warrior lying on the ground.
He holds a circular shield in his left hand, his right-hand rest on the ground next to his spear, and wears an Ancient Greek-style helmet.
A Tour of Greek Museums and Historic Sites
- Athens Museums
- Ancient Corinth Museums
- Delos Museums
- Delphi Museums
- Ancient Mycenae Museums
- Epidaurus Museums
- Heraklion, Crete Museums
- Meteora Museums
- Milos Museums
- Mykonos Museums
- Mystras Museums
- Nafplion Museums
- Olympia Museums
- Pella Museums
- Samos Museums
- Santorini Museums
- Thessaloniki Museums
- Vergina Museums
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM + NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF ATHENS
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“Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts and eloquence… ” – John Milton
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A Virtual Tour of Ancient Athens: Fly Over Classical Greek Civilization in All Its Glory
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If we seek to understand Western civilization, we must look back not just to Rome, but also to Athens. And today, thanks to computer-generated imagery informed by historical research, we can look not just to those cities, but at them — or at least at convincing digital reconstructions, but from angles their actual inhabitants could scarcely have imagined. A few years ago, we featured here on Open Culture the Youtube channel Ancient Athens 3D for its reconstructions of individual structures like the Temples of Ilissos and Hephaestus. Its more recent video above offers a twelve-minute virtual tour of all classical Athens in the fifth century BC, the height of ancient Greek civilization.
In that period, according to the video, Athens “was the center of the arts, theater, philosophy, and democracy.” In the city “great monuments of architecture were built and were largely associated with the Athenian general Pericles.”
It was Pericles who led the city-state during the first two years of the Peloponnesian War, the conflict in which Athens would eventually fall to Sparta in 404 BC — a defeat that had almost, but not quite come to the city at the moment Ancient Athens 3D creator Dimitris Tsalkanis brings it back to life. He includes everything from the Acropolis and the Agora to the Olympieion and the Sacred Gate, all looking as if they’ll stand forever.
Nor does Tsalkanis ignore even better-known classical Greek buildings like the Parthenon, whose detailed reconstruction, inside and out, also appears in its own video just above . Commissioned by Pericles , built on the Acropolis, and dedicated to the goddess Athena, “patroness of the city of Athens,” the building remains “a symbol of ancient Greece, democracy, and Western civilization” nearly two and half millennia after its construction, and more than two centuries after the Earl of Elgin had its mythology-depicting marbles sent off to England. You can still see them at the British Museum (at least for now) , and for that matter you can still visit the Parthenon itself in Athens — or at least the ruins thereof, wholly untouched by digital magic.
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Let’s face it, a family trip to Greece is an irreplaceable experience, and while stay-at-home orders mean we can’t go exploring just yet, we can bring Greece to our homes in the meantime.
From celebrity chef-led cooking classes to live streams of concerts to virtual tours of museums — Greece has responded quickly to “social distancing” orders, making it easier than ever to travel to Greece without leaving home. So add these virtual experiences to your quarantine bucket list for the ultimate staycation.
All these online and virtual tools are also great resources for those families who like to research their destination thoroughly before they visit. So let’s plan together your next trip to Greece and start daydreaming and traveling from your own home.
Online Workshops and Classes for kids
We, at Kids Love Greece, believe that online mythology classes and virtual tours are the next best thing to being in Greece. They offer a wonderful way to enrich your kids’ knowledge about the history, mythology, and art of Greece on your own couch. From mythology Trivia to cooking experiences , our team is offering plenty of online events that have been specifically designed for kids of all ages.
Mythology lovers will enjoy the interaction and the myths broadcasted live by our expert guides in Athens, who are simply passionate about Greek history and culture. And believe us, they really know how to share their passion and enthusiasm. Fans of Harry Potter will realize that Greek myths have been a real inspiration for J.K. Rowling and they will be impressed by the connections between Greek mythology and this famous series of books.
And of course, all these online events include many fun surprises for the kids. At the end of every single class, their happy faces and their impatience for the next online meeting show how much fun they had. And this means the world to us as we are convinced that we use our love for Greece in the best way.
Kids Love Greece Moptil partner offers an Acropolis 3D Virtual tour about the Ancient site of Acropolis. With this App you will have the opportunity to see the Acropolis in full 3D view and reconstructed as it was in antiquity with colors, statues and ancient Greeks. You will actually see temples that have not survived through the centuries and you may even step inside to admire the giant ivory statue of Goddess Athena. It is really breathtaking!
All parts of this application have been supervised by a selected team of archaeologists. Kids will be able to zoom into the details of the features and admire even more the architecture of Ancient Athens.
We will never forget how impressed our kids felt when they first experienced this amazing tool. It developed further their imagination and helped them recognize even more the significance of this monument.
The Moptil application is perfect even when you travel from home. Of course we will make sure you experience one when you actually visit the Acropolis. After all, we are experts when it comes to family friendly guided tours in Greece.
The Palace of Knossos in Crete is among our favourite ancient sites in Greece. The minoan civilization has been remarkable and the Minoans were real pioneers in every aspect of their life. We have created a great Audio Guide for kids that helps them learn everything about Knossos in the most fun way.
Glaucus will be your host, a cute minoan boy, who knows all the myths and secrets of the Palace. With just one click you will meet characters and heroes that lived in this fascinating place. And if you are brave enough, you will face the scary Minotaur.
A well known website that offers virtual walks all over the world. And of course Greece could not be excluded.
It works like Google Street View, so as soon as you click on the Greek flag 165 virtual tours will be unfolded in front of you. From monasteries to little ports and from hotels to picturesque alleys, you can explore lesser known parts of Greece in different times of the day. Our favourite ones are during the sunsets, as all sites look prettier during the golden hour!
The quality of the images is really high and the panoramic views ensure the best result. So in overall it is a great option to see places and islands that you have never visited before and get inspired for your next sally.
The Museum of Cycladic Art has some of the most important collections in the world. The museum is now offering an online tour of its landmark exhibition ‘Cycladic Society: 5,000 Years Ago’. Presented as part of efforts to mark the museum’s 30th anniversary, the online exhibition explores the structure of Cycladic society during the Early Bronze Age (3200 to 2000 BC), the natural environment, the occupations of the islands’ inhabitants, their social or religious customs and their beliefs, through selected items of the early Cycladic culture.
Focused on greek culture from the prehistorical to the modern times, the Benaki Museum is among the must visit places in the center of Athens. So all museum fans are really excited that it offers online audio tours for all different exhibitions.
Besides the greek culture over the centuries, you may also experience online the Ghika Gallery , the Yannis Pappas studio and the Islamic Art exhibits. After all, what makes the Benaki Museum so unique is the fact that it has recognised the influences of the various invaders and celebrates all their foreign impacts on the greek culture.
The educational programme of the museum is called Benakids and has incorporated also online options for the little friends of the Benaki Museum. Do not forget to read the letter of the toys of the museum and reply back if you wish. We simply love it’s spirit.
We really hope you will be able to visit the Benaki Museum as soon as possible. You should also visit the gift shop. It is absolutely amazing and offers high quality replicas and ecxellent contemporary collection of gifts.
Greece from Home was a platform that was launched during Covid-19 in 2020 by the Greek Tourism Ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and Marketing Greece in an effort to promote Greece and the Greek culture virtually.
and offered with videos of Greek personalities, such as Stephanos Tsitsipas and Antetokounmpo brothers.
In one YouTube Channel you may find out all about Greek-inspired music, mythology, cuisine, arts, crafts, fashion, sport and style. There are some videos of Greek personalities, such as Stephanos Tsitsipas and Antetokounmpo brothers.
You will also love the selection of videos of destinations and experiences from around Greece. So don’t forget to tune in daily in order to stay connected with Greece and get inspired by the talent of the Greeks.
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Explore 360° videos of Greece and visit the new Acropolis Museum, Naxos or Ancient Corinth.
The new Acropolis Museum is one of the most important archaeological museums in the world. It’s modern architecture matches perfectly with it’s great exhibits from Ancient Athens and create a remarkable site in the heart of the city.
With the help of digital technology , the museum has opened a new channel of communication with its fans. The virtual tour offered online is a great opportunity to explore the multiple aspects of its exhibits and galleries.
On its website, families can explore the museum through its exhibition halls. Through Learning Resources, the museum website connects to online games for kids and other digital educational platforms.
Clio Muse started it’s business with self guided tours in Athens. Several of them have been awarded and all of them provided a great selection of real satellite and street view images of the monument and its surroundings.
When COVID 19 became a part of our lives, the company moved forward and created next generation virtual experiences. The list of tours include all the important sites of Athens, such as the Ancient Agora, the Acropolis, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the most important museums of the city. So sit comfortably in your place and get ready to move forward, backward, turn towards and gain an interactive 360° virtual experience in Athens.
Who hasn’t tried to find a place on Google Street View? Kids love to look things up on Google Street View. Travel to Athens and explore ancient old monuments and the Acropolis from the comfort of your sofa. Let the kids decide on the route and follow them into the picturesque streets of Plaka, Monastιraki , and the impressive Syntagma square!
We simply love the motto of National Geographic: “We teach kids about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place” . What could be more inspiring than this phrase?
We have one more reason to clasify the National Geoghraphic on the top of our favourite list. It has created an online collection using various resources that teaches kids – and adults- about Ancient Athens and it’s great influence in the whole world over the centuries. And as they claim, the western civilization would never be the same without the impact of greek democracy and legacy. This tool makes us feel so proud of our ancestors and their accomplishments.
All mythology lovers should visit this beautiful in design website. It contains videos and virtual tours of the most significant monuments in Athens. The videos highlight in the best way the history and mythology of Greece, while the music background matches perfectly. The site emphasizes also in greek culture, arts and crafts.
Explore Greece with a Greek Mythology Movie
Let’s admit it, the movie time is one of the best family moments. Kids enjoy so much watching a film with the parents and is always a great chance for relaxing and chat. So if your kids love greek mythology, prepare a big bowl of popcorn and select one of the following movies:
Wrath of Titans has many fans and is the sequel to the Clash of the Titans . Gods have lost their hold over the fierce and legendary Titans, so Perseus takes the difficult role to rescue Zeus and the whole human race. After all, greek heroes are brave enough to face the scary Titans. And if your kids still have questions after the movie, join our Greek Mythology Online Class . They will learn all about the Creation of the world and the battles of Titans and Olympians.
Troy and 300 are among our all times classic Greek mythology movies. Certain scenes might be too violent for young kids, but they carry all the greatness and legacy of the ancient Greek warriors. And of course, the Percy Jackson films are always a great hit for mythology lovers.
Greek mythology stories are a great educational tool. Greek mythology is stories about gods, kings, and heroes and often relate to the creation of the world and sometimes its future destruction as well. They tell how aspects of nature and men were created. They depict the relationships between various gods and between gods and men. To make these concepts accessible for young kids, we recommend the books listed in Books about Greek Mythology .
Our kids love in particular the books of Percy Jackson .
The Virtual Tour of the Acropolis is a web application that allows the views to explore the archaeological site of Acropolis in the most interactive way from home. The app offers an Acropolis Virtual Tour that consists of high-resolution photos and panoramic images.
Toys and Games about Greek Mythology are a great way to educate your children about Greece and Greek Mythology. Click on the link to find our favorite toys and family games related to the wonderful world of Greek Mythology.
Greece is known for its unique cuisine, and the ingredients that are used plays a big part in that. Greek food is rich in fruits and vegetables, legumes, breads, and meats such as lamb. Here’s a look at some of our favorite resources for Greek cooking:
Akis Petretzikis if a renowned and popular Greek chef famous for his many TV cooking shows, recipe books, magazines and a weekly webcast called ” Kitchen Lab ” and “ Akis Kitchen ” on YouTube where he shares all of his recipes in English. A wonderful workshop that is gradually evolving into a dynamic, multicultural, multifaceted land of flavors and aromas!
Jamie Oliver does not need an introduction, here he shares his favorite Greek Greek food recipes.
On the Kids Love Greece Blog , you can find Greek food insights and interviews with Greek food bloggers and chefs sharing their best family recipes. Here are some of our favorites: Interview With A Food Blogger: Meet Eirini Zevelaki, Food Vlogger & Blogger of Paxxi , Interview With A Food Blogger: Meet Syllia from 30 Days of Greek Food , Is it tsoureki, challah or brioche? Interview with a Blogger: Meet Amber from Provocolate! and, Interview With A Food Blogger: Meet Katerina From Katerina’s Kouzina
Sta Ellinika is an Initiative of the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies at SFU and made possible thanks to the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation . The youtube sta ellinika is a fun platform with Greek Language and Culture courses.
Ellinopoula is an excellent and innovative e-learning platform with unique content to make Greek for kids exciting! Kids can learn Greek in a safe and motivating environment, one step at a time. It is full of fun games, engaging videos, and thousands of interactive educational activities steeped in Greek culture. This way kids are excited to share their Greek language discoveries with their classmates. The platform caters to the specific needs of kids at different levels of learning and also takes them by the hand to learn one step at a time. Furthermore, Ellinopoula features tools and settings that enable parents and teachers to monitor each kid’s, or group’s, progress and share their joy of discovering the Greek language.
Duolingo is a language program and it also offers Greek bite size lessons and games. Learning a language on Duolingo is completely free, but you can remove ads and support free education with Plus. In Duolingo, you can earn virtual coins, unlock new levels, and watch your fluency score rise as you master new words, phrases, and grammar.
Klik Sta Ellinika comprises useful, functional options that allow learners to learn and practise modern Greek quickly and easily. But that’s not all, when you start this course you lay the foundations for your Certification in Modern Greek!
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The Penn Museum’s Mediterranean section has more than 30,000 objects ranging from the Early Bronze Age, around 5,000 years ago, to 19th century reproductions of ancient Roman artifacts from Pompeii.
People in the ancient world were often buried with objects that exemplified their lives and cultural values. Archaeologists can learn about ancient people by studying their burial assemblages.
The first coins appeared in the Mediterranean more than 2,500 years ago but evolved from much earlier methods of bartering. The ancient Greeks marked their coins with gods and animals that represented their city-states.
Birth of Athena
The Greeks painted well-known mythological scenes on their ceramic vases. Much like movie posters, these stories are represented with a single scene and are recognizable to those who know the myth.
The ancient symposium, or drinking party, was an important part of life for upper-class Greek men. We can use images of the symposium and the sympotic vessels themselves to reconstruct many elements of this social event.
The first Olympic games are said to have taken place in 776 BCE at the site of Olympia, but athletics took place all year long and all around the Greek world.
Like today, the ancient Greeks often marked the graves of their deceased loved ones with elaborately carved marble headstones.
Birth of Venus
Images of Venus, the Roman goddess of love, were found all over the ancient world. These images still influence artistic representations of women today.
The Greek playwright Menander wrote more than 100 comedic plays in his lifetime. He was so well-loved that a statue of him was erected in the Theater of Dionysus in Athens and was copied many times over hundreds of years.
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Create a timeline that shows what was happening in each of the Ancient Civilizations at certain points in time. For example, who created calendars and at what point in time? Who was building pyramids and when?
Talk about the Greek God Poseidon and his trident. Have students watch the Little Mermaid movie and ask them how Poseidon was portrayed in the Little Mermaid movie.
Read any of the Percy Jackson book series and then watch the movies to go with them. Discuss the connection with Ancient Greece mythology.
Gods and Goddesses
Study the different Greek Gods and Goddesses. Have each student choose one and either dress like on, create a sculpture, or paint a picture of the Greek God or Goddess that was chosen. They can explain what they learned and why they chose that specific God or Goddess.
Have an architect come visit the class and discuss how Ancient Greece influenced our architecture today. If an architect is not available, have students research the topic.
Contact your local college or university to see if they have an archaeology program. If so, see if your class can visit them and learn what has been discovered by structures and buildings left behind different ancient civilizations.
Talk about the Olympics during Ancient Greece and then have your own Olympics for your class (you could also include other classrooms to participate).
After studying a specific ancient civilization (Ancient Greece, Romans, Mayans, Egypt, etc. ), have a class discussion about what a day in the life of a person would be like.
After studying about a specific ancient civilization (Ancient Greece, Romans, Mayans, Egypt, etc. ), have a class discussion about what a day in the life of a person would be like.
Have students read books that are based on Ancient Greece history such as The Iliad by Homer, or The Odyssey by Homer, etc.
Greek vs. Roman Gods & Goddesses
The Ancient Greek and Roman Gods and Goddesses were much the same, but had different names. Have students come up with the list of both Greek and Roman names for their gods.
Ancient Civilization Comparisons
Divide your class into smaller groups, with each group responsible for further researching how each ancient civilization has benefited the world. They need to bring props to show (photos, food, items that represents tools and discoveries by each group).
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