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The civilization of the Ancient Egyptians, centred around the River Nile, is a fascinating topic. The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and developed hieroglyphics, one of the world’s first writing systems. They also built irrigation systems to water the land for growing crops, and used the first ramps and levers in building.

The Ancient Egyptians worshipped over 2,000 gods and goddesses, including Anubis, the god of mummification, and Thoth, the god of writing, magic and wisdom.

Teach your children about Ancient Egypt using our handy topic guide!

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Resources

Egyptians Knowledge Organiser

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Egyptians Facts

  • The Ancient Egyptian civilization lasted for 3,000 years, the longest-lasting civilization in human history!
  • During mummification, a hook was inserted into the nose to remove the brain.
  • The Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest man made structure in the work for over 3,800 years.
  • Only priests could enter Ancient Egyptian temples.
  • The Sphinx was cut out of natural limestone. It is twenty metres tall.

Videos

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

A visit to an ancient village to explore the daily lives of Ancient Egyptians.

Running time: 10:04

Introducing Ancient Egypt

A great introduction to Egyptian buildings and religion.

Running time: 5:23

Mummification

Find out how the Egyptians mummified their dead.

Running time: 2:38

Cleopatra

Would you add Cleopatra on social media?

Running time: 4:00

Pyramid Facts for Kids

Discover the history of the pyramids.

Running time: 3:30

Books

Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robber

Stanley is mailed to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure.

There's A Pharaoh In Our Bath!

What will happen when Tony Lightspeed brings home a Pharaoh who has been dead for 4,000 years?

The Scarab's Secret

Khepri the scarab beetle knows the Pharaoh is in danger, how can he warn him?

Casting the Gods Adrift

A thriller set in ancient Egypt between 1351-1354 BC.

The Red Pyramid

The first book of the Kane Chronicles. The gods of Ancient Egypt are unleashed in the modern day.

See Inside Ancient Egypt

A super lift the flap book about life in Ancient Egypt.

1,000 Facts About Ancient Egypt

A fact-filled reference book for learning about Ancient Egypt.

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

A fact-filled reference book for learning about Ancient Egypt.

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