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Luxor Temple

The Luxor Temple in Luxor, Egypt, built around 1400 BCE during the New Kingdom era.

Bust of Queen Nefertiti

The Nefertiti Bust is a 3,300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. Owing to the work, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. The work is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.

Marble Head of Herakles

Marble head of Herakles
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Period: Imperial
Date: 1st century A.D.
Culture: Roman
Medium: Marble, Parian ?
Dimensions: H. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1927
Accession Number: 27.122.18
This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 162

Scanned with 123DCatch on iPhone 5S.

Storytelling Through Objects in Ancient Greece

Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-5th grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 4 hours
Lesson duration: 1 hour

Description: Ancient Greeks not only made sure that their tools were not only practical, but also culturally significant and visually pleasing. Learn more about what legends the Greeks chose to remember in everyday life by painting them on their pots.

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Just Who Were the Samurai?

Recommended Grade Levels: 4th-5th grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 4 hours
Lesson duration: 1 hour

Description: Like the knights of medieval Europe, the Samurai of Japan were honor-bound and swore to defend their feudal lords at all cost. But who were they? What was their lifestyle like? How did they prepare for combat? Learn more about these fascinating warriors.

Objectives: Students should be able to identify samurai armor and associate those pieces with the samurai lifestyle.

Models include:

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Buried Like Royalty: Mummies and Royal Tombs in Ancient Egypt

Recommended Grade Levels: 1st-2nd grade
Supplies Needed: 1 3D printer, 1 spool of PLA plastic filament
Preparation time: 8 hours
Lesson duration: 1 hour

Description: Learn about the tombs of ancient Egypt and how kings and nobles were buried in style!

Objectives: Students should be able to recognize Egyptian-style burial structures and identify the elements of Egyptian burial rituals.

Models include:

Luxor Temple

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