I'm trying to find the title of a book a read when I was young. I read it in the early 2000s, but it was definitely not a new book at that point. The plot focused on two kids (boys I think) who somehow travelled back in time to see important places/events/people in history. The only part I can remember clearly is that they met Archimedes and saw him get killed by Roman soldiers during the siege of Syracuse right before travelling somewhere else. I also have a vague memory that they used a magic book as their time machine, but this could be completely wrong.

  • It reminds me a bit of "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" though I don't know if there was ever a book published. Nov 5, 2021 at 19:47

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As inspired by Mithical's comment in chat, this may be The Book of Time and Archimedes by Tim Myers, the third book of the The Books of Time series:

Katherine, Andy, and Zach must stitch Time when they see a Time Wave while waiting on the school bus. When they try to warn Archimedes of danger, they must evade the soldiers who are determined to stop them.

Possibly not matching, the earliest copy I've found is from 2011, although all three books were listed as a Kindle publication in that year, so they may be a new publication of an older book now out of print.

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    I looked into it and those books were self-published as e-books in 2011 so it definitely couldn't have been those, but thanks for the input anyways! Nov 5, 2021 at 18:39

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