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The stolen
statuette
It is October 2007. It is a warm, sunny day ,
Two archeologists and three workmen
are on the Acropolis of Athens
and they ...
They are transferring
sculptures of the
Parthenon to the new
Acropolis museum . .
Three huge wooden
packages will be
trans...
Although it rains
heavily during the
night ,
the guards are
patrolling
the hill of Acropolis
and keeping an eye
on the pac...
The next morning an
archaelogist notices that
one of the packages
has been forced
and statuette No 313
is missing !
The policemen find
in the muddy ground
and follow them .
footsteps
Where do the footsteps lead them ?
•To the suspect’s hide out
•To the car park at the foot of the
Acropolis hill
•To the n...
We forgot to tell you !!!
As the policemen are following the footsteps
they find some
They think the keys must belong to t...
How can the car keys help
the police investigation ?
The policemen will…
•activate the car alarm and spot the car .
•unloc...
They can try all these !
But …
this is what really happens !
They find out that the number plates
belong to a stolen car .
The owner of the car
reported
the car theft
2 months ago !
What can the police do ?
•Interrogate the owner of the car
•Wait for the thief to appear
at the car park
• Try to find mor...
The police keep watching for the thief
at the car park .
3 days later
a suspicious looking man appears !
He is wearing a b...
He walks around the car park ,
approaches the car and looks inside .
Then he walks towards some bushes
at the edge of the ...
What happens next ?
•He sits down to have some rest .
•He takes something from behind the bush
•He opens a map
• and tries...
The suspect looks for something
behind the bushes.
He picks up a heavy object ,
hides it under his coat
and walks towards ...
Then …
he unlocks the driver’s door
and when he is about to start
the engine…
Two policemen
in plain clothes
appear out of the blue !
They pull him out of the car ,
pull his glasses and …
Can you guess who the thief is ?
Is he one of the workmen ?
Is he one of the archaeologists ?
Is he one of the guards ?
Clues
Which clues helped you find the thief ?
Can you write at least two clues
and upload your ideas on Twinspace ?
We can...
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Active detectives the acropolis case

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Active detectives the acropolis case

  1. 1. The stolen statuette
  2. 2. It is October 2007. It is a warm, sunny day , Two archeologists and three workmen are on the Acropolis of Athens and they are too busy !
  3. 3. They are transferring sculptures of the Parthenon to the new Acropolis museum . . Three huge wooden packages will be transferred the following day . They are full of statuettes and valuable pieces of marble from the frieze and the metopes of the Parthenon.
  4. 4. Although it rains heavily during the night , the guards are patrolling the hill of Acropolis and keeping an eye on the packages .
  5. 5. The next morning an archaelogist notices that one of the packages has been forced and statuette No 313 is missing !
  6. 6. The policemen find in the muddy ground and follow them . footsteps
  7. 7. Where do the footsteps lead them ? •To the suspect’s hide out •To the car park at the foot of the Acropolis hill •To the nearby cafeteria
  8. 8. We forgot to tell you !!! As the policemen are following the footsteps they find some They think the keys must belong to the thief . car keys.
  9. 9. How can the car keys help the police investigation ? The policemen will… •activate the car alarm and spot the car . •unlock the car and look for the thief’s details •check the registration number and find the car owner.
  10. 10. They can try all these ! But … this is what really happens !
  11. 11. They find out that the number plates belong to a stolen car . The owner of the car reported the car theft 2 months ago !
  12. 12. What can the police do ? •Interrogate the owner of the car •Wait for the thief to appear at the car park • Try to find more fingerprints on the wooden box
  13. 13. The police keep watching for the thief at the car park . 3 days later a suspicious looking man appears ! He is wearing a black coat , boots , A a black hat and dark glasses. .
  14. 14. He walks around the car park , approaches the car and looks inside . Then he walks towards some bushes at the edge of the park.
  15. 15. What happens next ? •He sits down to have some rest . •He takes something from behind the bush •He opens a map • and tries to find his way
  16. 16. The suspect looks for something behind the bushes. He picks up a heavy object , hides it under his coat and walks towards the car. He unlocks the car boot and puts the object inside .
  17. 17. Then … he unlocks the driver’s door and when he is about to start the engine…
  18. 18. Two policemen in plain clothes appear out of the blue ! They pull him out of the car , pull his glasses and …
  19. 19. Can you guess who the thief is ? Is he one of the workmen ? Is he one of the archaeologists ? Is he one of the guards ?
  20. 20. Clues Which clues helped you find the thief ? Can you write at least two clues and upload your ideas on Twinspace ? We can’t wait for your answers ! D1 active detectives 7th Primary School - Halkida

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