Are Homer's incredible stories in The Iliad and The Odyssey true? Did the lost continent of Atlantis exist? This program explores the "prehistory" of Europe's first civilizations that developed around the Aegean Sea, on the islands and mainland that now make up Greece. The artifacts of the ancient culture of the Mycenaeans reveal a civilization of warriors and craftsmen. By contrast, the ancient Minoans, named for King Minos, were artists, engineers, merchants and traders. By following the work of archeologists, students will learn of the people and places of the Aegean that laid the groundwork for ancient stories — and ancient history. Hosted by the intriguing archeologist, Arizona Smith, and his young detective-in-training, the program includes a teacher's guide featuring additional information on the topic, vocabulary words, discussion questions, follow-up activities and lists of recommended books and Internet resources.