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Ancient Egyptian History for Kids

About Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt
Learn about a day in the life of two ancient Egyptian families. Experience the world of an ancient Egyptian nobleman. When in doubt, just click on something. Each page leads to a story, an experience, and a challenge.

Ancient Egypt Webquest
You must locate the burial mask of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen (King Tut.)  On the inside of the mask is written a message that if successfully decoded could solve our earth’s environmental crisis. Your quest is to decode the Ancient Egyptian message and return to our time. Do you accept this mission?

The female hippopotamus was the manifestation of Taweret, the benevolent hippo goddess of fertility and childbirth. She was one of the most popular goddesses of the household, particularly among expectant mothers because of her protective powers. Here she stands in front of the Egyptian Museum in San Jose, California.

Egyptian History for Kids
Egypt is one of the most fertile areas of Africa, and one of the most fertile of the countries around the Mediterranean Sea. Because it is so fertile, people came to live in Egypt earlier than in most places, probably around 40,000 years ago.

Egyptian History and Antiquities
For many, the scope of Egypt’s history is difficult to comprehend. Its history spans some five millenniums, and encompasses the origin of civilization, the rise of the Greeks and Romans, the establishment of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic religions, the colonial era when first France and then the English ruled the country, and finally, a return to independence.

A Kid in Ancient Egypt
They owned dolls with real hair knotted into the heads, they played ball and stick games, they ran around naked until puberty, and imitated their mothers and fathers at their work at home or in the field. By Ilene Springer.

Mark Millmore’s Ancient Egypt
Find out about the kings and queens. Go inside interative reconstructions of temples and tombs. Send a friend their name as an eCard using the hieroglyphic translator.

Museum of Science : Ancient Egypt Science & Technology
Explore mummies, tombs, and pharoahs’ gold. Plan your afterlife. Play the game of Senet. Send a buried message.

Mysteries of Egypt
Ancient Egypt — a land of mysteries. No other civilization has so captured the imagination of scholars and lay people alike.

Odyessy Online: Egypt
Egyptian fashion, religious beliefs, recreational activities, and much more can be explored through the art they created and included in their burials.

Reeder’s Egypt Page
Reeder creates a site much like the maze of an Egyptian temple. Be careful! You may fall into a trap!

Animals

The Cat in Ancient and Modern Egypt
Cats were first domesticated in ancient Egypt. This means that all cats were wild until the Egyptians began sharing their homes with them. This happened over 6,000 years ago!

Sahara the Scarab
Come with me on a safari ….an expedition to find animals…. creatures great and small that live in Egypt. Some of us were living in Egypt long before the pyramids were built and, while you can still find us there, we can also be found today at the art museum and, of course, the zoo.

Art

Color Me Egypt
Pages to color! Monthly kids section all about Egypt. Word searches, quite a few stories to read by Margo Wayman.

Frontalism
Ancient Egyptian Art always uses a style called frontalism. This means that the head of the person is always drawn in profile with one eye drawn in full from a front view. The shoulders and chest are both seen from the front. The legs are turned to the side, in the same direction as the head, with one foot placed in front of the other. The head is facing straight ahead. The face is calm. The person stands or sits with a stiff posture.

Papyrus Project
It’s actually pretty easy to make papyrus. You need a lot of river reeds. You weave them together as if you were making a placemat.

Field Trips

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California
This museum is in my own valley, and has a highly interesting place to visit. You go down into a tomb to learn more about Egyptian burial practices and beliefs about the afterlife. Lots of mummies, and not just of people!

Games

An Eqyptian Birthday Party
We are trying to plan an Egyptian birthday party. I was wondering what types of games ancient Egyptian children played when they were together and had to amuse themselves.

Egyptian Madlibs from Neferchichi’s Tomb
Enter your favorite nouns, verbs, and adjectives and see what funny Egyptian stories are generated!

Hatshepsut’s Revenge
An adventure game that takes you back to Ancient Egypt. The pharaoh of Egypt, King Tut, is disturbed by strange things happening in the palace. Only you can help him!

Mancala
Play this ancient game in this Java script version right here online. Several levels of difficulty, with a computer opponent who varies from stupid to pretty smart!

Hieroglyphs

Egyptian Fonts from Neferchichi’s Tomb
Here are characters for the letters, numbers, and a few other keys so you can recreate an ancient Egyptian scroll.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs
We have identified the Egyptian phonograms that are closest to the English alphabet, and have created a way for you to translate between Hieroglyphs and English. Enjoy!

Religion

Ancient Egypt: The Mythology
A web site dedicated to supplying information about the religious beliefs of ancient Egypt.

Make Your Own Book of the Dead
The ancient Egyptian didn’t really fear death that much. Do you know why?

Mummies

Make a Mummy with Salt and a Cornish Game Hen
Mummify a game hen using lots of salt and lots of patience.

Mummified Apple Recipe
Science is used in the study of how ancient Egyptians created mummies. Create a mummified apple. Does it last as long or longer than a fresh apple?


Mummy
Prepare a mummy for burial at this interactive site from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. This is a tad slow to load, but be patient. It will be worth the wait.

Pharoahs

Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut: The Queen who would be King
Hatshepsut was an 18th-dynasty pharaoh who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs, and her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power.

Neferchichi

Neferchichi’s Tomb
Learn about mummies, hieroglyphs, pharoahs, art, and grab some clip art and fonts, while you’re at it.

Tutankhamun

Tut’s Face Displayed for First Time
November 4, 2007. The face and feet of King Tutankhamun are the only visible parts of the mummy. “He has these beautiful buck teeth � and therefore the tourists will see a little bit of a smile on the face of the golden boy, Tutankhamun.”


Tut Tut – Time Warp Trio
The Trio accidentally warps to ancient Egypt where they meet the young Pharoah Thutmose and – thanks to his evil minister Hatsnat – get a little too up close and personal with the mummification process.

Tutankhamun
The mysteries surrounding his life and death are gradually being solved. And his story continues to unfold as new theories are proposed in an attempt to explain what really happened to the boy behind the golden mask.

Pyramids & Tombs

Pyramids – The Inside Story
Have you ever dreamed of exploring the pyramids of Egypt? If so, enter here, wander through the chambers and passageways of the Great Pyramid, and learn about the pharaohs for whom these monumental tombs were built.

Tombs of Eternity: The Afterlife in Ancient Egypt
The Ancient Egyptians saw death not as the end of life, but as the start of a new immortal existence. And so they mummified their mortal remains and filled their burial tombs with goods necessary to sustain their eternal lives.

Tombs of the Pharoahs
Theban Mapping Project, where you can visit or participate interactively with Egyptian tomb excavators.

Pyramid Models

Lego Pyramid step by step
Weird Richard takes you step by step through building a small pyramid. See last step for finished model.

Scale Model of the Great Pyramid
For the student who can understand ratios and proportions – or is trying to understand these concepts. These are more accurate models than the others. Shows you how to make the paper model in exact proportions to special, real pyramids.


Template for paper model pyramid
Right click to copy the template. Paste into any simple text or graphics program, then print, cut out, color, glue or tape together.

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