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Stories of World Heritage Stories of World Heritage

Discover ten stories from UNESCO’s World Heritage List: The list of the most outstanding natural and cultural sites in the world. Add your voice to the conversation! In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the 1972 UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage and to further its objectives, the Smithsonian and UNESCO have partnered to produce the Stories of World Heritage app and website.

The Family of the Sun - Song for Children The Family of the Sun - Song for Children
The Great History Mystery The Great History Mystery

Follow the clues and see if you can identify famous Americans!

U. S. Rationing During World War II U. S. Rationing During World War II

Introduction to primary sources as well as an introduction to life on the home front. You can examine a ration book, morale posters, and an Office of War Information film to learn how Americans lived in a time of sacrifice.
 

Walking on the Moon Walking on the Moon

Journey back in time to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission!

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American History Timeline
Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office Anthropology FAQs from the Anthropology Outreach Office

The Anthropology Outreach Office serves to promote the understanding of the field of anthropology and the research conducted in the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. 

Archaeology FAQs

This information has been prepared to cover topics most frequently encountered: career information, excavation, fieldwork opportunities, artifact identification, and preservation.

Bat Facts Bat Facts

Answers to some of the questions most often asked of the National Museum of Natural History  about the biology and natural history of these shy, nocturnal creatures.

Book Dealers Specializing in African Art
BugInfo BugInfo

Frequently requested Information on insects from butterflies to wasps.

Can the Smithsonian provide appraisals of objects?
Care of Victorian Silk Quilts and Slumber Throws
Cher Ami--World War I Carrier Pigeon Cher Ami--World War I Carrier Pigeon
Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children Early Cars: Fact Sheet for Children
Egyptian Mummies Egyptian Mummies

Information and reading list on the process of Egyptian mummification.

Egyptian Pyramids Egyptian Pyramids

Information and reading list on Egyptian pyramid history and construction.

Facts about the United States Flag Facts about the United States Flag
Famous Horses Famous Horses
Foucault Pendulum Foucault Pendulum

The Foucault Pendulum is named for the French physicist Jean Foucault (pronounced Foo-koh), who first used it in 1851 to demonstrate the rotation of the earth.


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