- Alexander the Great: His family's royal tombs and treasures
- Anglo-Saxon Burial Ships: Take a virtual field trip to
Sutton Hoo to see the famous Anglo-Saxon burial ship. Placed into the ground
sometime around 625 AD, the ship was rediscovered in 1939. Examine pictures of
the gold artifacts which were found with the ship.
- Dinosaurs: The most complete dinosaur fossil discovered
to date is that of a T. Rex named Sue. Meet Sue, whose home today is Chicago's
- King Tut: King Tut died more than 3,300 years ago.
Scholars, examining his mummified remains, are now convinced he was not
murdered. Instead, he may have died from an infection - secondary to a fractured
leg. See photographs of his mummy and the stunning artifacts which were
discovered in his tomb.
- Mummies of Egyptian Pharaohs: Grave robbers, over the
centuries, often removed treasures from the tombs of Pharaohs. Even so, the
mummies of famous rulers survived. See some of them in this chapter.
- Terra Cotta Soldiers: An army, buried with the First
Emperor of China, uncovered after 2,000 years
- Viking Ships and Settlements: Norsemen invented the longship which they occasionally used for burials. Some Norsemen - vikingur (meaning "hit and run raider") - sailed their ships to other lands where they terrified local people and stole their treasures. Linked in this story are video clips about Viking exploits and an explanatory animation with which you can virtually build a Viking ship.