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Ancient Egypt

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The ancient Egyptians were fascinating people, and thanks to the movies, are often misunderstood. The ancient Egyptians were not in love with death, but with life! They enjoyed their life to the fullest. They worked very hard, but saved time to enjoy family, friends, music, parties, swimming, fishing, hunting, sailing, and especially their children, all of which were very important to the ancient Egyptians.

They believed in an afterlife, and believed that people enjoyed many of the same activities in their afterlife as they did in their current life. They prepared for their afterlife by filling their tombs with small and large statutes of friends and family, and with other items they might need to keep them company and to help them have a good time in their afterlife!

Animals were very important to the ancient Egyptians. Unlike other ancient cultures, whose gods looked somewhat like people, most ancient Egyptian gods had animal heads. Cats, especially, were held in high esteem. The ancient Egyptians believed that cats had magical powers. They believed cats protected their home and children from danger, and helped their crops to grow. The ancient Egyptians carefully protected their cats. Any person who killed a cat paid for that crime with their life!

Come meet the ancient Egyptians. We think you'll like them!

 

Geography, History, Government

Geography

The Nile River

Gifts of the Nile

Boats and Square Sails

Egyptology & Egyptologists

Two Lands, Unification,
King Menes

The Three Kingdoms

Hieroglyphics,
Rosette Stone

Obelisks

Pharaohs

Crook & Flail

Government Officials

The Vizier

Law & Court in Ancient Egypt

Soldiers

Trade and Economy

Grain Banks, Barter, Metal Weights, Bread & Beer - Paying for Goods

Egyptian Math

Inventions & Achievements

The Many Uses of Papyrus & Making Paper

Time Keeping and Shadow Clocks

Egyptian Calendar

Ancient Egypt Maps

Ancient Egypt Timelines

The Neighbors: Kush and Nubia

Stories & Myths

Ancient Egyptian Tall Tales

The Red Slippers - an Ancient Egyptian Cinderella story (retold by Lin Donn)

Freedom of Speech - Poor Soldier

Creation Stories

Isis and Osiris (retold by Lin Donn)

More Myths

More Stories

Games, Video Clips, More

Interactive Games, Activities

Ancient Egypt Jeopardy Games

Interactive Quiz about Ancient Egypt (with answers)

Free Videos about Ancient Egyptians Tombs & Daily Life

Free Ancient Egypt Presentations

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

Free Egyptian Gods Clipart & Ancient Egypt Clipart

Ancient Egypt Craft Ideas for Kids 

Animals

Cats

Snakes

Crocodiles

Scarab Beetles 

Animals - Wild & Domestic

 

Daily Life

Daily Life

Women in Ancient Egypt

Children

Homes

Furniture

Clothing

Hair Styles

Kohl & Makeup

Jewelry

Food

Table Manners

Education

Scribes

House of Life

House of Books

Professions, Occupations, Jobs

Farming in Ancient Egypt

Craftsmen

Ancient Egyptian Art

Sports & Pastimes

Music & Dance

Slaves

Religion

Meet the Many Gods & Goddesses

Myths

Priests

Many Religious and Joyous Festivals

Temples

Dreams & Oracles

Bark and Bark Shrines

Preparing for the Afterlife

Weighing of the Heart

Grave Goods

Book of the Dead

Canopic Jars

Sequence Chain: Mummification

Make a Mummy interactive

Sequence Chain: Funerals

Cartouche

The Sphinx

The Ba and the Ka

Pyramids

Tombs

King Tut's Tomb

Howard Carter

Grave Robbers

The Mummy's Curse and Other Curses

Amulets

The Ankh - Key of Life

Magic and Superstitions