Just for Kids

March 31, 1998

More Mummies!

It seems like a horror story, but it's real history: More than 500 years ago, a young girl knelt in prayer to be sacrificed to her gods. And in a way, she "lived" to tell the tale. Mark this in your field notes: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ features/97/andes/ This is the key to your archaeology expedition into the Andes mountains. Witness the discovery of the Inca "ice maiden" and learn about the rituals of the ancient civilizations in South America. Chart the course on virtual maps and explore the treasures of the maiden's tomb. Then head into the lab! The virtual autopsy shows you how modern medical science helps archaeologists reveal the maiden's age, cause of death and even what she ate. Sacrifice some time to discover the ancient Inca peoples.

Pet Personalities

You can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you can teach your friends a thing or two about their puppies, thanks to the Purina Pet Care Center. Just follow the wagging tail to http://www.purina.com/breed/ and meet the many breeds of dogs from around the world. If you're looking into bringing a new pup into the home, the Select-A-Breed test will help you choose a dog that can be your guard, walking companion or friend. Did you know that German shepherds are often used in police work and during war? Or that a pug once saved the life of William, Prince of Orange? Is your pet dog a friendly chap or a bad boy? Take the Personality Test and find out! You'll be barking with the likes of Siberian huskies, Shetland sheepdogs and French bulldogs. Get ready to meet the Fido of your dreams.

Be a 4Kids Detective

When you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/

How tall is an adult basset hound?

Where was the ice maiden's autopsy performed?

Pub Date: 3/31/98

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