Ancient Egypt for Kids, Achievements & Inventions Illustration

Ancient Egypt for Kids
Achievements & Inventions

 
 

The ancient Egyptians were very clever people. They invented many things to make their life more comfortable.

CALENDAR: The ancient Egyptians created a calendar based on the farming season. There were 3 seasons - the flooding season, the planting season, and the harvest season. Each season was 3 months long. That added up to 360 days. The ancient Egyptians noticed they needed a few more days to fit the seasons. So they added 5 days, holy days, to thank the gods. So thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians invented a calendar with 365 days!

Egyptian Inventions - to
name a few ...

Eye Makeup - Kohl

A Written Language

Courts and Justice System

Papyrus

Flat Roofed Homes

Square Sails

Grain Banks & Metal Weights

Number system including fractions

Time Keeping and Shadow Clocks

Shadoofs, Nilometers, and Reservoirs

Book of the Dead

Pyramids

Mummification

Unique Gods and Goddesses

Cartouche

Obelisks

The Reconstructors (travel back in time to ancient Egypt, and recover lost medical knowledge, interactive)

Explore Ancient Egypt - 360 degree Virtual Reality Tour (British Museum, interactive)