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Books in Treasure Chests series

  • Hieroglyphics

    Richard Platt

    Paperback (Running Press, Oct. 16, 2003)
    This fascinating kit tells the astonishing story of the ancient graphic-language symbols of the Middle East, the Far East, and Central America. The colorful 32 page book is accompanied by a fascinating activity pack featuring 27 rubber hieroglyphic stamps, an ink pad, a supply of papyrus templates, educational Rosetta Stone poster, cardboard model of the temple of Rameses III to assemble; reed stylus, modeling clay, and cylinder seal to practice cuneiform writing; world map of cultures, stickers, and Mehen board game.
  • Ancient Rome

    Lynn Brittany

    Paperback (Running Press, Aug. 20, 1998)
    Book by Brittney, Lynn
  • The Vikings

    Fiona Macdonald

    Paperback (Running Press, Sept. 15, 1997)
    Play hnefatfl, a Viking game of strategy and build a model of a Viking ship. Open the secret drawer to find runes, maps, stickers, and cards that demonstrate Viking dress, illustrate the Viking territory, and show the hierarchy of gods and goddesses.
  • Knights: Treasure Chest

    Marilyn Tolhurst

    Paperback (Running Press, Feb. 28, 1995)
    Each kit contains a fully illustrated book of history, lore, and activities, plus a treasure trove of components and ideas to explore ancient times and people. Each kit comes in a book-shaped chest, complete with lock and key.Here's a replica of a heraldic sealing ring, detachable seals, sealing clay, a coat of arms, stencils of heraldic shapes, a Gothic window to create, and more.
  • Ancient China: 2,000 Years of Mystery and Adventure to Unlock and Discover;Treasure Chest

    Jenny Liu

    Paperback (Running Press, Oct. 3, 1996)
    Open the chest's secret compartment to reveal a brush and ink set and instructions for making Chinese characters, I Ching coins used to tell the future, a Chinese fan to decorate, plus charts, stickers, and more.
  • Ancient Aztecs Cal

    Fiona Macdonald

    Hardcover (Running Press, Feb. 22, 1996)
    Examines who the Aztecs were and how they lived.
  • Amern Indians Pb

    Fiona Macdonald

    Paperback (Running Press, Sept. 21, 1995)
    This book serves as a fully illustrated and informative guide to the culture and traditions of the Sioux, as well as other nations that populated the Great Plains. Children can learn the sign language and symbols used by Native Americans, plus a secret tray inside the book holds everything needed to create a beaded headband, a model tipi, and more. Includes study maps and over 100 color illustrations.
  • Treasure Chests: Ancient Egypt

    James Putman

    Hardcover (Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division, Oct. 27, 1995)
  • Leonardo Da Vinci And The Renaissance

    Andrew Langley

    Paperback (Running Press, Oct. 16, 2001)
    The history, art, and architecture of the Renaissance -- and the genius of one of the period's most central figures -- have never been more accessible or engrossing! This exceptional kit focuses on Leonardo da Vinci's early childhood and his development as a painter, scientist, and inventor. It brings the Renaissance to life and introduces children to one of the most creative minds in history. Art, mathematics, history, reading -- this fun, interactive kit has it all. Kids can build models, learn about perspective, and use it to draw pictures and play games to reinforce what they've learned. Components include a detailed paper model of a Renaissance building to assemble, a punching tool to help trace one of Leonardo's famous cartoons, perpectography, printed acetate grid screen, facsimile notebook with sketches, and much, mouch more!
  • The Holy Land: 5,000 Years of History and Adventure, to Unlock and Discover

    Lynn Brittney

    Hardcover (Running Pr Book Pub, March 1, 1997)
    Open this Treasure Chest to find a scroll map of the Holy Land, a set of replica crusader coins from Antioch, a Roman game played with "knuckle bones, " and a set of ancient Hebrew letter stamps with an ink pad. The secret drawer contains a cardboard model of the Temple of Jerusalem with cutout figures, a map of the Holy Land with stickers, and more. 75+ photos.
  • Ancient Greece

    Lynn Brittany

    Paperback (Running Press, March 8, 1998)
    Kids (and adults, too) will be fascinated to learn about the first Olympic games, trade with England, a link between sports and training for battle, naval vessels manned by 170 oarsmen, and accomplishments in the arts. Unlock the chest and find a secret drawer along with an Athena owl pendant/key ring, cylinder seals with stamping pad, 2 sheets of papyrus, Trojan horse model, labyrinth game, and more. Full color.
  • Hieroglyphics

    Richard Platt

    Paperback (Running Press Kids, Sept. 16, 2003)