Ancient Egypt

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General Egypt Sites

Ancient Egypt - The Children's University of Manchester
Really cool website designed for kids.  Interactive topics on the left guide you through an Egyptian timeline, Ancient Gods, Giza Pyramid, Hieroglyphs, and more!  You can even watch a visual depiction of how a mummy is made (ew!  but really interesting!).


Life in Ancient Egypt

Daily Life - Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Short but informative overview of daily life.

Egypt's Golden Empire: A Day in the Life - PBS.org
Click on Pharaoh, Nobleman, Craftsman, and more to see what the daily life was like for different members of Ancient Egyptian society.

Mysteries of Egypt: Daily Life - Canadian Museum of Civilization

Topics include Food, Shelter, Transportation, Trades and Crafts, and Clothing.

Daily Life: Ancient Egypt - KidsGen
Discusses Family, Marriage, Food, Appearance, and more

Women in Power - PBS
Discusses a woman's role in Ancient Egyptian society.  Also, be sure to follow the links to articles on specific notable Ancient Egyptian women like Nephertiti.

The Nile River

Natural Life - Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Short but informative overview of the Nile.

Videos:

Egypt: The Nile Then and Now - Discovery Channel
(1:42)
Short video that provides a nice visual of The Nile.

Religion / Gods

Religion - PBS
Discusses the origins of Ancient Egyptian beliefs and a few key beliefs.

Gods & Religions - Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Doesn't mention specific Gods but provides a very nice description of the basis of Ancient Egyptian religion.

Egyptian Mythology - Encyclopedia Mythica
Search alphabetically for individual gods/topics.  Over 200 different articles to choose from.

Gods & Goddesses - Brooklyn Museum
Information on Gods and Goddesses from A-Z.

Videos

Tombs of Ancient Egypt - National Geographic Kids
Brief introduction to tombs and mummies of Ancient Egypt

Pyramids - National Geographic
Travel video that provides a good introduction to the pyramids.

Atlas Valley of the Kings
This is pretty cool - using a map of all the tombs in the Valley of the Kings, select the tomb you want to learn about (Use the drop down menu at the top too.  Hint:  Tut's tomb is #62).  Then click on the video to the right to learn about the tomb.

Pyramids, Mummies, and Tombs

Funerary Customs - Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Overview of Ancient Egyptian belief of the afterlife.

How Mummies Are Made - PBS
Visual step-by-step guide.  Very informative!  Be sure to move your mouse over any circled areas for more pictures and information.

Explore King Tut's Tomb - PBS
Move your mouse over various objects in Tut's tomb to learn about their importance.  Be sure to visit all three rooms!

Pyramids - Nova
Select specific pyramids or the sphinx to explore or read articles about the pyramids.   For more advanced readers or anyone who wants to explore the interactives.

Pharaohs

Pharaoh: Lord of the Two Lands - British Museum
Short but informative overview of a pharaoh.

The Pharaohs (New Kingdom) - PBS

Discusses the meaning and history of a Pharaoh and also links to articles on specific Pharaohs. 
***Be sure to click on the links to specific Pharaohs for great articles on specific Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen.

Hieroglyphs

Hieroglyphs - PBS.org
Learn the alphabet, write your name, learn important words, and more.

Other Topics

Women in Power - PBS
Discusses a woman's role in Ancient Egyptian society.  Also, be sure to follow the links to articles on specific notable Ancient Egyptian women like Nephertiti.

Natural Resources - PBS
Explore the importance of the lands and waters of Ancient Egypt.

Farming - PBS
Discusses crops and farming techniques.

Just for Fun

Hieroglyphs Translator - National Georgraphic
Want to see your name in heiroglpyhs?  Cool translator.

Think Like an Egyptian - Mellon

Multi-page brochure with informative and fun activities.  Hieroglypic puzzles, Egyptian simple machines, and more.

Egyptian Tomb Adventure - National Museums Scotland
Explore an ancient Egyptian tomb on this virtual adventure.

The Mummy Maker - BBC
Informative bu not for the squeamish!  Join in the process of embalming and making a mummy. 

EternityTravel - Museum of Science, Boston
Have fun (and learn a thing or two) while you plan for your own burial and afterlife!  Rent or buy your tomb, schedule mummification services, and more!


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