Great Egyptian Pharaohs Egyptian history is measured by dynasties - how long a family ruled for. Rulers of Egypt were called pharaohs, the only country to call them this. Since Egypt has a history that goes back more than seven thousand years the list of pharaohs is long. Here are a few of the more interesting ones: Hatshepsut (1473 - 1458 BC) Ancient Egypt - Ancient Civilizations for Kids North Africa Geography North Africa's landscape is covered by the world's largest hot desert--the Sahara. This massive Arid climate makes it a strange place for a large population of people. Most of the Sahara is too harsh for people to live. The Nile Valley, coastal areas, and the rare oases (plural for oasis) provide the only places that can support life.
Ancient Egypt for Kids The story of ancient Egypt has survived for thousands of years. Egypt was one of the greatest civilizations of the past. The monuments and tombs of their Pharaohs continue to stand intact today, some 4,000 years later! A good portion of the Old testament takes place in or around Egypt. Egypt also plays a major role in the life of many Bible people from Moses and Joseph to Jesus.
Hieroglyphics & the Rosetta Stone - Ancient Egypt for Kids In the beginning, in ancient Egypt, over 5000 years ago, scribes wrote things down using pictures. That was a scribe's job, to write things down. Scribes used a system of pictures to do so. Hierarchy Pyramid of Ancient Egypt Like the other ancient countries, ancient Egypt also possessed a social hierarchy in which people in the society were divided among various classes depending upon their occupation. The hierarchy pyramid of ancient Egypt represents the social structure of Egyptian society but this structure was not completely rigid throughout the country and possessed few exceptions. Hierarchy Pyramid of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt, the Gift of the Nile Like a giant snake, the Nile River slithers through some of the driest desert land on earth to create a narrow green valley. The ancient Greeks called this land Egypt. For more than five thousand years, famous and often mysterious civilizations thrived along the banks of the Nile. About 450BCE, a Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile” because the Egyptian civilization depended on the resources of the great river. Every spring, the snow on the mountains of East Africa melted, sending a torrent of water that overflowed the banks of the Nile and flooded the river valley. The rushing river picked up bits of soil and plant life called silt.
Kids History: Ancient Egypt for Kids Back to History Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest and most powerful civilizations in the history of the world. It lasted for over 3000 years from 3150 BC to 30 BC. Ancient Egypt Welcome to Ancient Egypt! Hi, I’m Professor Rosalie David. I'm Professor of Biomedical Egyptology at The University of Manchester. My work includes research and lecturing. I lead a team, "The Manchester Mummy Project", which uses scientific methods to examine Egyptian mummies so that we can discover as much as possible about disease, diet and religious and burial customs in ancient Egypt. Egyptology at Manchester KS2 Ancient Egypt and Egyptians: teaching ideas and resources The Escape From The Mummy's Tomb game from National Museums Liverpool is just one of the many amazing free resources available from the UK's museums. Screenshot courtesy National Museums Liverpool KS2 Round-up: Ancient Egypt and Egyptians: teaching ideas and resources from the UK's museums.
Sumerian Myths Sumerian civilization originated in what is now southern Iraq, just upriver from the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. "Civilization" in this context means a settled town or city-dwelling people who possess a stable agricultural technology (including domesticated animals) and have developed a hierarchical system of social classes (peasants, laborers, slaves, craftsmen [smiths, masons, carpenters, potters, etc.], farmers, fishermen, merchants, doctors, architects, priests and temple attendants, bureaucrats, scribes, advisers, priest-kings). Since the climate of southern Iraq is hot and dry, agriculture requires an extensive irrigation system of canals and dikes. Often, the Sumerians wrote as if their civilization (agricultural techniques, cities, classes of people) came first, and people later. (Why do you think they thought this way?) Map of Mesopotamian Archeological Sites (Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
A Step by Step guide to Egyptian Mummification Ancient Egyptians believed in an afterlife when someone died. Mummification helped someone reach the afterlife as they thought that, in order to have an afterlife, the dead person would have to repossess his or her body. Egyptians believed that the only way to do this was if the body was recognisable. Mummification was mainly done to wealthy people as poorer people could not afford the process. The chief embalmer was a priest wearing a mask of Anubis. Ancient Egyptians History TopicBox For all thing Egyptian to Sphinx and pyramids, including archaeological finds from Tutankhamen's to scarab beetles necklaces. There's even a virtual tour of the pyramids. Plenty of Egyptian photographs and images for you to use and maps of Egypt and the Nile too. At home and school Artefacts from home and school life. Simple yet effective site…
Ancient Egypt Egypt's impact on later cultures was immense. You could say that Egypt provided the building blocks for Greek and Roman culture, and, through them, influenced all of the Western tradition. Today, Egyptian imagery, concepts, and perspectives are found everywhere; you will find them in architectural forms, on money, and in our day to day lives. Many cosmetic surgeons, for example, use the silhouette of Queen Nefertiti (whose name means “the beautiful one has come”) in their advertisements. Pyramid of Khafre at Giza, c. 2520-2494 (right).
Mummy Experiment - learn how mummies were made in Ancient Egypt Have you ever wondered why every time you eat salty foods, you get thirsty? Or why fresh vegetables tend to shrivel up when you sprinkle salt on them? The answer is simple.