National Geographic Investigates Ancient Greece: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past

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National Geographic Books, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
Archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's ancient past. Explore the ruins of Greece and Turkey, on land and under sea.

In 1870, amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovers Hissarlik, part of Troy.

In 1939, the palace of King Nestor in the Mycenaean city of Messina is unearthed near Pylos. In 1996, artifacts from the city, burned around 1200 B.C., link the site to Homer's Odyssey.

In 1983, a Turkish diver locates the world's oldest shipwreck, which yields the world's oldest "book"--a carved wooden writing tablet with an ivory hinge.

This title brings readers into close contact with scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Ancient Greeks, whose artifacts appear at digs across Europe, Asia Minor, and northern Africa.

Ancient Greece includes an interview with underwater archaeologist Faith Hentschel, a past grantee of the National Geographic Society.

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Marni McGee grew up in North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a MA in religion from Yale Divinity School. McGee is the author of more than 10 published books. Her career as a children's book writer began as entertainment for her own kids. She has had a number of jobs but claims only one profession: "Writing for children is the highest honor and privilege that I can imagine. Children are worth the very best we can give them.

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