Ancient Egypt for Kids
In ancient Egypt, the head of both religion and government was Pharaoh. The ancient Egyptians loved life. They wanted to live forever. Their religion was wrapped around the idea that they could, in fact, live forever if they kept their hearts light and managed to cross the horrible underworld, filled with monsters, to reach the netherworld, a magical place along the Nile, where little clay statues of people, about 3 inches high, did all the work for them. It took planning to reach the netherworld, their afterlife. That's one of the reasons they made mummies - so they would look really good when they reached the Two Fields (the magical place along a magical Nile River.) As you have probably guessed by now, the ancient Egyptians were firm believers in magic.
Ancient Egyptian Religion These are questions we created about Ancient Egypt that we believe you might find on a homework assignment, a unit quiz or an exam. Test yourself. See if you remember the answer (or guess the answer), then click the "Show Answer" button under each question to see if you are right!