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King Tut

What sounds like a blockbuster movie plot was actually a discovery made on a computer screen: two possible hidden chambers within the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamen’s tomb, sealed for millennia and overlooked byHoward Carter when he excavated the site in the Valley of the Kings in the 1920s. Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves saw what appeared to be doors to the chambers when examining laser scans of the tomb. Initial radar scanning and thermal imaging have suggested the presence of empty spaces that would support Reeves’ theory. He believes the burial chamber of the illustrious Queen Nefertiti lies behind one of the walls. –Kristin Romey

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write the story about what is in the hidden chamber.

Journaling Prompt: What great discovery would you like to make? Why?

Art Prompt: Queen Nefertiti

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a humorous story about an amazing discovery you made.

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ruins

When our civilization dies, what will die with it?
Civilizations rise, exist, and fall, each taking with it into the limbo of forgotten things some of the discoveries which made it great. -Andre Norton, The Time Traders (free for your Kindle or Kindle software)
Writing Prompt: Write a scene set in the future where archaeologists are uncovering a great discovery of our civilization that had been lost.
Journaling Prompt: What is the most important thing that we should preserve about our civilization?
Art Prompt: Ruins
Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience the story of some of the relics our civilization will leave behind from the POV of a future archaeologist.
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