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Easter Island Machu Picchu I love to hear from young archaeologists, so please send me your:

  • Letters
  • Stories
  • Pictures
  • Questions
  • Jokes
  • Puzzles
  • Poems

And any other suggestions that you have that you would like to tell me about.

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Here are a selection of fabulous, archaeological jokes that have been sent to me.

How do you work an Egyptian doorbell? Just Toot-an-come-in. (Sent in by Calum). Norman

Why were the early days of history called the dark ages? Because there were so many knights! (Sent in by Mason).

How was the Roman Empire cut in half? With a pair of Caesars. (Sent in by Mason).

What did King Tut say when he got scared? I want my Mummy! (Sent in by Sam).

What type of music did cave men listen to? Rock music. (Sent in by Charlie).

How do you cut through a fossil? With a dinosaw. (Sent in by Catherine).

What do you call a very, very old joke? Pre-hysterical!

A tourist is travelling with a guide through one of the thickest jungles in South America, when they see an ancient Mayon temple. The guide says that archaeologists are carrying out excavations, and still finding great treasures. The tourist then asks how old the temple is. ”This temple is 2503 years old” replies the guide. Impressed at the accurate dating, the tourists questions how the guide could give such a definite answer….

”Easy”, replies the guide, ”the archaeologists said the temple was there 2500 years old and that was 3 years ago!

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