S: The Adventures Of the Ancient World By Molly Mogren, Julia McCabe, Tyler Hall, Kyle Young
BC: After her fathers alleged passing during a “business trip” a daughter goes into the attic to clean it out so the house could be sold. What she doesn't realize is what she will find. She finds this dusty large book that hasn't been touched in a long time and looks through it and finds out that her father was not telling him the truth. What he finds out is that the father was a treasure hunter that went from civilization to civilization collecting artifacts. Now she wants to carry on his family's legacy.
FC: The Adventures Of The Ancient World
1: I walked up the stairs to my father's attic. It was weird and different because my father had just passed away.
2: As I was in the attic, I found this old ancient book that belonged to my father that looked very mysterious and it also looked like no one had touched it in ages.
3: I immediately started reading the old book, only to find that the book related to my father a lot, so I decided to read the entire book to see if the book led up to any clues about my father's death that I could search for just like my father used to.
4: As I was reading through the book, I suddenly noticed that my family friend, Josh was in a lot of the pictures of the old book, which made me realize that this book might have a lot to do with my father. I said to myself, "I must go out and explore for clues, I must know what caused my father's death!"
5: I began my search. I searched for a while, my first plan was to find out more about my family friend, Josh and see if he was alive or not. I knew if I could find out more about him, he could help me with my searches and give me more information about my father. I ended up finding him, and we began our incredible adventure together.
6: As we was exploring for clues, I came upon this picture of Hammurabi's code in the book, and there was a note on the page saying to go to Mesopotamia, to find that my father had stashed his tools there, and I also found some riddles as a big clue that will make me find out where my father passed away.
7: Josh and I explored Mesopotamia, and as we were exploring, we came upon some troubles that we did not know about. As we were both reading the picture of Hammurabi's code written in cuneiform, we could not understand what the code was saying because we could not read the type of language. We broke one of the rules of Hammurabi's code, and before we new it, we met the monarchy (one ruler for a city-state) of Mesopotamia.
8: We then found out that they believed in polytheism, which is believing in more than one god. We started searching the town and figured out that there buildings were called ziggurats. I saw that they had wheels on their cars, which then I found out had been created there. There were also sail boats which had also been invented there. As we walked down the road, each house had a number on it, and we were wondering where it had come from, we then read in a book that they had a number system based on 60. We then decided to leave Mesopotamia and continue to the next place, China.
9: We entered into China, and right away we knew that China was ruled by an emperor so we had better be careful. We saw this weird writing on the walls of the empires. Josh told me it had been symbol writing. He also told me there had been several different dynasty's that had ruled in china. The Han Dynasty, Zhou Dynasty, and the Qin Dynasty.
10: As Josh was telling me about all of the dynasty's in China, I had learned what each one was about. He mentioned that Legalism was a philosophy that was adopted by a Qin Emperor, Shi Huangdi. Josh told me about this other philosophy, Daoism, which teaches someone to follow the "way" of nature. The last philosophy Josh had told me about was Confucianism, which helped education bring order to society, and stressed proper behavior.
11: When Josh and I were in China, we were searching for clues around the town, but we didn't really find anything that will help us out a lot in China. That is just when I thought that we were not achieving anything, in anywhere we have been. I thought to myself, "Is this really worth it?" I thought, "What am I saying?" "Of course this is worth it, I can't give up now!"
12: Next we decided to travel to Rome. Josh told me that this was one of the most recent places my father had been. Its government was a republic and they had a senate which was similar to the U.S. They also had a law code which was called the Twelve Tables. They had roman numerals on the houses to tell the number of each of the houses. They were originally polytheistic but then later on the became monotheistic and believed in god, and Christianity. Romans came up with arcs for their buildings which held up huge buildings. They also came up with Aqueducts which brought the water into the cities.
13: We then traveled to Greece. They had city- states, which were individual states in one big country each ruled by a different person. Greece was polytheistic which means they believed in many different gods. The cities where very civilized and this had been one of the last places Josh had seen my father. They had many different philosophers in Greece.
14: As I thought I was about to give up my treasure hunting for the lacking of the great treasure my father found I stumbled upon the final pages. It was not completed so I wondered could this be where my father had left off? I saw that he was in Egypt and there was a man on a note his name was Dr. Vanhorne and it said, "Beware, avoid at all cost" it thought to be heavily armed and dangerous.
15: On the way there, Josh kept telling me to turn back because it was too dangerous. I said it is to late for that, I was not going to quit, not when I'm this close. When we landed we saw all of the pyramids. Then I had a pain in my neck and everything went blank. When I woke up I was next to Josh and my father! I knew he was still alive, I just had a feeling he was sill alive. I was so overwhelmed by seeing my father I forgot where I was. I was underground on one of the pyramids tied up.
16: What I do hear is an evil cackling in the back, it was Dr. Vanhorne. When he came up at first I could tell he was wondering who I was and what I was doing here. Then he looked at me and my father and I could tell he knew that I was his daughter. When he knew I came for him he could tell he had to dispose of me. Dr. Vanhorne elaborates on and on about how these tunnels were built by slaves in the Ancient period, and the ironic part is that what we will have to be if we don't get out of here. Fortunately, he thought very high of himself so he didn't think to post guards near us so we could escape. On the way out, I noticed something, it was a really old door. It looked suspicious to me so I opened it. It was what I had been looking for, for so long; the long last treasure. My father and I knew we couldn't take it now. We knew we needed the authorities to handle this so we made a deal with them, and 65% of the treasure stays with us and 45% goes to museums around the world. One thing that was in the treasure was a piece of the Twelve Tables that has been missing for many years. When we got home, my father told me about all of these tricks to treasure hunting and we became the best hunters the world has ever seen.
17: Great Wall of China: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=GREAT+WALL+OF+CHINA&hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=571&tbs=sur:f&tbm=isch&tbnid=GrHo7WqNbZj0SM:&imgrefurl=http://www.seemsartless.com/index.php%3Fpic%3D2237&docid=pNv7cmG1LlARTM&imgurl=http://www.seemsartless.com/photos/full/china-great-wall1.jpg&w=800&h=533&ei=ejHzToqbAcjm0QHvifW8Ag&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=93&sig=103823327653263406463&page=1&tbnh=159&tbnw=212&start=0&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&tx=102&ty=74 Mesopotamia: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=mesopotamia+hammurabi%27s+code&hl=en&safe=active&gbv=2&biw=1366&bih=571&tbm=isch&tbnid=zilTXjSrHkW2mM:&imgrefurl=http://period60910.wikispaces.com/Law%2BCodes%2B-%2BMesopotamia&docid=9Bg3haPnmpv74M&imgurl=http://period60910.wikispaces.com/file/view/Hammurabi.jpg/100228353/Hammurabi.jpg&w=300&h=362&ei=xjLzTuf5FKPi0QHb1cDFAg&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=413&vpy=114&dur=203&hovh=247&hovw=204&tx=83&ty=148&sig=103823327653263406463&page=1&tbnh=120&tbnw=98&start=0&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0