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Making Mummies

November 10, 2022

In ancient Egypt, pharaohs and other wealthy people were made into mummies after they died. Why? Egyptians believed the dead would need their bodies in another life. Mummies were wrapped up tight. (above) First, the body was cleaned. Egyptians used…

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Britain's New King

October 14, 2022

On September 10, King Charles III was named Great Britain’s head of state. The ceremony took place at St. James’s Palace. That is in London, England. The tradition is centuries old. But this was the first time it was shown…

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Earth Science

Icelandic Volcano

August 12, 2022

The Fagradalsfjall volcano, near Reykjavík, Iceland, began erupting on August 3. Scientists had predicted an eruption because of recent earthquakes. Lava continues to flow from the volcano. Its last eruption started in March 2021. Lava flowed for six months. As…

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Culture

Lights Up

August 5, 2022

The Kanto Matsuri, August 3–6, is a Japanese lantern festival. It has returned to the city of Akita for the first time since the pandemic began. Performers hang as many as 46 paper lanterns on each bamboo pole. The lanterns…

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Movies and Television

Down to Earth

July 28, 2022

Attendees of the Barcelona International Comics Fair, in Spain, dress up as characters from the Star Wars movies, on May 7.

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Places

Welcoming Summer

June 22, 2022

Crowds gather to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge, on England’s Salisbury Plain, on June 21. They came to celebrate the summer solstice. That’s the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Stonehenge is a circle of giant stones.…

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Sports

Wire Walker

June 3, 2022

Nathan Paulin walked nearly a mile and a half on a tightrope in France on May 24. He set a new world record for the farthest tightrope walk. The cable was suspended from a crane to the island to Mont-Saint-Michel,…

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Books

Let's Talk! With Stefan Milosavljevich

March 23, 2022

Shipwrecks. Buried treasure. King Tut’s tomb. Author Stefan Milosavljevich explores these topics and more in Tales of Ancient Worlds: Adventures in Archaeology. TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh digs in. What is archaeology? Archaeology is the study of all the…

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Environment

Let It Grow

March 4, 2022

Aadya Joshi looks out at eucalyptus trees. They were planted to replace a forest. Eucalyptus trees don’t grow naturally here in India. Native trees should have been planted, she says. Joshi started The Right Green. It teaches people about biodiversity…

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Food for All

February 25, 2022

Massimo Bottura is a chef. He opened a restaurant 27 years ago in Italy. It has twice been named best in the world. But Bottura says his greatest accomplishment is Refettorio Ambrosiano. Its menu changes daily. It all depends on…

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