Ancient Civilizations & Mythology

If you need information for a school project or are interested in Ancient Civilizations & Mythology, this is a great place to start! We have listed the following websites for your convenience.

Ancient Civilizations


  • Ancient Egypt

    Go back in time with The British Museum! Read a story, explore information, or give the challenge activity a try! Egyptian Life, Mummification, Pyramids, and Trades are just some examples of the areas offered. Take this journey!

  • Collapse: Why Do Civilizations Fall?

    Explore the collapse of four ancient civilizations and see how we learn from the past. Visit the Mayan city of Copan, Chaco Canyon and others as you search for clues, interpret evidence, and study what ‘trash’ can tell us about a society!

  • Odyssey Online

    Odyssey Online is an online journey that explores ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, African, and Near Eastern cultures.

  • Children's University of Manchester: Ancient Greece

    Explore Ancient Greece in this fun and interactive site.

  • BBC's Ancient Greece

    The Olympics, democracy, city life, the role of women, slaves and the theatre.

  • Who Built the Pyramids?

    On this PBS Website, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built.

  • Tale of Three Cities

    A vivid look at how life has, and hasn't, changed in the past 2,000 years by comparing three cities from different millennia: Alexandria, Egypt in A.D.1; Cordoba, Spain in A.D. 1000; and New York City in A.D. 2000.

  • Mythweb

    Learn about heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology. Complete with an illustrated encyclopedia of Greek mythology, A to Z!

  • Winged Sandals: ABC Arts Online

    This highly entertaining website is loaded with games, craft ideas and a complete history of Greek Mythology.

  • Biographies: Greek Mythology

    This website contains comprehensive biographies on all the principle figures of Greek mythology. In addition to biographical information, entries also include drawings, various name versions, and family trees.

Keep in mind that the Ocean County Library has a wonderful collection of books and materials on this subject as well. Visit one of our libraries or access our online catalog to view our collection. If you need further help contact your local librarian.

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