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MAG eBooks Explore
Ancient Egypt & Ancient Greece

Two new eBooks published by MAG explore the arts of the ancient world. Ancient Egypt: Exploring Ancient Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist and Ancient Greece: Exploring Ancient Artifacts with Alex the Archaeologist are designed for classroom use by grades 6–12. The books, which meet Common Core standards, are available free from the iTunes Store.

Ancient Egypt was published in March 2014.  Using the Gallery’s collection of artifacts, this thematic object-centered exploration uses works of art, timelines, video clips, photographs, and interactive media to take students into the world of earlier civilizations.  Download it here

Ancient Greece, published in February 2015, adds even more interactive games, maps, charts, and timelines. A section titled “Classical Connections” explores the enduring fascination of Greek culture through works in the MAG collection, nearby place names, Rochester architecture, and other examples. Download it here

Both books feature Mediterranean archaeologist Dr. Alexander Smith, a Rochester native and a graduate of Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Dr. Smith is a professor at SUNY Brockport.

Read a review of Ancient Egypt