Dear Sir or Madam:
This letter comes to you as an invitation to
participate in the building of a new exhibit for the prestigious Smithsonian
Museum in Washington D.C. The theme of the new exhibit will be "The
Ancient Mediterranean in Our Modern World".
The museum board feels that the contributions of the remarkable ancient
civilizations of the Mediterranean region should be show-cased in a new
exhibit. After all, the
Mediterranean region gave us many firsts such as:
First code of law
First monotheistic religions
Because of your excellent reputation in
research and archaeology and vast knowledge of the Mediterranean region, the
museum would be honored if you decide to accept our invitation. Your
assignment will be to join a team of archaeologists, anthropologists, and
historians to research the ancient civilizations from the Mediterranean region
to answer the question:
Which ancient civilization from the
Mediterranean region most influenced our modern world?
You will be asked to investigate such topics
Government & Law
Art & Sculpture
Engineering & Building
Writing, literature, and language
Science, Inventions, & Medicine
Currency, Trade and Economics
When your team has completed its research, it
will present its findings to the museum board. You will then be asked to take
part in the design of the final exhibit.
If you choose to accept our invitation, please
proceed to the task description by clicking the link below.
Dr. James Smithson
The Smithsonian Institution Museum Board