Ancient Egypt for Kids, Achievements & Inventions Illustration

Ancient Egypt for Kids
Achievements & Inventions

One invention the ancient Egyptians did not have in the age of pyramids was the wheel!

Here are some inventions they did have:

Time Keeping, Shadow Clocks

Calendars - Growing Season Calendars and Lucky and Unlucky Day calendars

Medicines - many, one papyrus found had a list of 800 ailments and the medicines to treat them

A Written Language

Courts and Justice System


Papyrus for paper and ink

Flat Roofed Homes

Things for their homes - Furniture

Square Sails for safer and faster sailing

Grain Banks & Metal Weights

Number system including fractions

Agriculture - Shadoofs, Nilometers, and Reservoirs

Building skills, a knowledge of solid geometry that they used to build big pyramids and smaller homes

They invented board games including a type of chess, checkers, and tic-tac-toe

Dentists, toothpaste and breath mints

Eye Makeup (Kohl), Wigs, and Barbers

Gorgeous jewelry and other crafted objects made of metal

Perfume and a wax cone delivery system

Mummification and a knowledge of human anatomy

Unique Gods and Goddesses



Magic and Spells

Games! - The ancient Egyptians loved games. They invented quite a few including bowling and marbles!

See also: Ancient Egyptian achievements that affect our life today

Ancient Egypt Science & Inventions 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!