In This Issue: A Big Dig, Who Will Win an Oscar? Kitchen Math
Archaeologists Dig Latest Find Even highly regarded pharaohs lose their heads. Archaeologists in Luxor, Egypt, have discovered a red granite head belonging to a statue of Amenhotep III. The pharaoh ruled Egypt from 1387-1348 B.C., a time noted for peace and luxury. Among his other "jobs": grandpa to King Tut.
Activity Ideas - Language Arts Tell your child that the ancient Egyptians created a form of picture writing known as hieroglyphics At first, each image represented the actual object it depicted. Over time, each picture came to represent an object's appearance, related ideas, and the sound of a spoken word that described it.
Share this with your child: A "rebus" is a picture representation of a name or phrase.
Challenge your child to guess the common words or phrases represented by the rebus puzzles below.