Will you be able to master this challenging set of wooden brainteasers?
Cleopatra’s Asp and Pyramid
Aim: Can you remove the ring from Cleopatra’s Asp and Pyramid?
The last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of history’s most famous and enigmatic queens. She is renowned for her beauty and for her love affairs with Roman warlords. She took her own life by being poisoned by the bite of an asp, rather than being paraded through the streets of Rome as the mistress of the defeated Mark Anthony.
Boadicea’s Chariot Wheels
Aim: Separate the pieces. Can you rebuild Boadicea’s Chariot Wheels?
A great warrior queen of the Iceni in England, Boadicea led a rebellion against the outrageous behaviour of the Romans following the death of her husband, Presutagus. She is famed for riding in her chariot encouraging the Ancient Briton rebel forces in battle against the Romans, but her valiant exhortations failed and The Britons were defeated.
Aim: Separate the pieces. Can you rebuild Curie’s Asteroid?
Marie Curie (1867-1934)
A physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, Marie Curie was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris and to win a
Nobel Prize. Her achievements include isolating radioactive isotopes and the discovery of two elements, Polonium and Radium. Among her many honours, an Asteroid, 7000 Curie,
has been named after her.
Aim: Separate the pieces. Can you rebuild Victoria’s Cross?
Queen Victoria (1819-1901)
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Emperor of India. Victoria reigned for sixty-three years, longer than any previous British Monarch and became a national icon. In recognition of honourable military service to the British Empire, she introduced the Victoria Cross medal in 1856, as the highest honour for military valour. It remains the most prestigious military award.
Aim: Separate the pieces. Can you rebuild Nightingale’s lamp?
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910)
Founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale rose to fame during the Crimean war. There she organised teams of nurses, becoming known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ for
tending the wounded at night. After the war she founded the first nursing school in London and was instrumental in improving healthcare for all sections of British society.
Encourages hand-eye co-ordination and problem solving.
Not for children under 3yrs old.