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The history of hieroglyphic writing So you want to write like an Egyptian, huh? Well it took several years for aspiring scribes to learn how to do it, so for the sake of time we'll just cover the basics. Hieroglyphic writing first began around 5000 years ago.
This is a research project about ancient Egyptian pharaohs that requires students to role-play as Egyptologists-in-training. Students may choose one of these eight pharaohs: Akhenaten, Cleopatra, Hatshepsut, Khufu, Ramesses II, Seti I, Tutankhamen, or Thutmose III. Their task is to evaluate their chosen pharaoh's strengths and weaknesses as a leader and their contributions to Egyptian life and culture. Included in the packet, you will find Microsoft Word and PDF copies of the project.
Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address (URL). Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to other sites and find your way back with the "back" button. All of the sites listed were active as of April 2, 2007. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given and its potential use in the classroom.
Prehistoric Egypt The Prehistory of Egypt spans the period of earliest human settlement to the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt in ca. 3100 BC, starting with King Menes/Narmer. The Predynastic Period is traditionally equivalent to the Neolithic period, beginning ca. 6000 BC and including the Protodynastic Period (Naqada III).
‘Mummy’ – Origins of the word The word ‘mummy’ is derived from ‘mummia’ , a bituminous resin found in ancient Persia; however ‘mummy’ is a relatively modern term. “Mummia” was not used in mummification, but when mummies were discovered coated with dark plant resin it was assumed “mummia” played a role and the term mummification was coined. There are two elements to mummification, the physical process and the religious symbolism.
Explore Ancient Egypt With 360-degree and other imagery, walk around the Sphinx, enter the Great Pyramid, visit tombs and temples, and more. Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh's burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes?
Egyptian pyramids are great monument of a great civilization that was born seven thousand years ago. The ancient Egyptians built more than 90 royal pyramids, from about 2630 BC until about 1530 BC. During that time, the pyramid shape evolved from a series of stepped terraces to sloped pyramidal shape. When were Egyptian pyramids built?