Ancient Egypt

The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria--all these things come alive in this study of the ancient civilization along the Nile.


An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
See Ancient Egypt in all its glory! Learn about the importance of the Nile. See hieroglyphs and Pyramids. Learn how to make your own mummy! And much more.

Ancient Egypt Glossary
See the people, places, and things that made up ancient Egypt.

Maps of Ancient Egypt
Where were the Pyramids? How about the Sphinx? What was the capital of ancient Egypt? Find the answers to these questions and more!

The Great Egyptian Pyramids
Learn more about the great Pyramids at Giza and elsewhere, as well as how and why they were built.

Hatshepsut: The Famous Female Pharaoh
The history of Egypt is filled with exciting and unusual stories, perhaps none so much as that of Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh.

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt
The common folk far outnumbered the pharaoh and the elites.

Cleopatra
Cleopatra has her own place in Egyptian history. Was she really beautiful? Did she really poison herself? Find out here.

The Discovery and Importance of the Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone, a 1700-pound piece of rock (called a stele) discovered in the sands of Egypt, was the key to modern understanding of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Yes, they had doctors back then.

Writing in Ancient Egypt
Hieroglyphs on papyrus

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