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The 2,500 Year Old Beauty Kit



The 2,500 Year Old Beauty Kit
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 9 to 12
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    scarab, medallion, agate, makeup, manmade, pendant, portion, beauty, evidence, lies, mirror, extremely, bronze, necklace, powder, traveled
     content words:    Dead Sea, Middle East


The 2,500 Year Old Beauty Kit
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Scientists recently found some buried treasure around the Dead Sea in the country of Israel. The Dead Sea lies in the portion of Asia known as the Middle East. The Dead Sea borders the countries of Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. The "buried treasure" was a woman's jewelry and makeup kit. The scientists believe the items date back to around 500 B.C.
 
2     We don't know how the woman lost her treasures. She would not have thrown away her silver pendant, her agate medallion, her scarab, or her beaded gold necklace! These things, along with a carved alabaster bowl .....
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