Ancient Egypt

Our first topic is Ancient Egypt… we have so much to learn!
What interesting facts can you find out?

Here are some topic areas to give you some ideas…
pyramids     pharaohs     hieroglyphics     clothing     mummies     river Nile

We will share these facts together in class

26 comments on “Ancient Egypt

  1. The pyramids of Giza are the biggest pyramids in Egypt

  2. The river Nile was important to the Egyptians because it provided them with food and water. They could also grow crops of their own!

  3. In Ancient Egypt males and females had to wear makeup made out of copper to protect their eyes from the hot sun.

  4. The river Nile is the longest river in the world. The Nile flows into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile has a length about 6,695 kilometres. It’s average discharge is 31 million litres per second. Researchers believe that the Nile originated 30 million years ago in the mid-teriary period.

  5. Tutankhamen was already pharaoh at the age of nine and died when he was eighteen. He was a very popular pharaoh and had the most amazing treasures inside his sarcophagus.

  6. Pyramids were made out of big limestone blocks which weighed up to 25,000 tonnes! 50 people carried the stones, they were transported by boats and the limestone was broken by spiky wooden branches which made cracks in the blocks where the people then put water in.

  7. Egyptian hieroglyphics were the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt.

  8. The Egyptians believed in life after death. A mummy is the body of a person that has been preserved after death.

  9. If the heart of the pharaoh was heavier than the feather of Ma’ at, then Anubis god of the dead would bring him to a devil , and let the pharaoh get his heart eaten. 🏝🏜😄

  10. In Egypt Tutankhamun died when he was 18.

  11. Cleopatra’s family was actually greek but they had ruled Ancient Egypt for over 300 years.

  12. The river Nile was important to Egypt because the river Nile is like a road, but there were no cars, trucks or buses, they had to go in a boat and sail until their destination .😁😂😃😎👍😄😊☺😀😁😂😃😄

  13. The temple of Abu Simbel was constructed by King Ramesses II to celebrate a military victory over the neighbouring Hittites!

  14. Geb was the first god in Ancient Egypt.

  15. The pyramids of Egypt are all built to the west of the Nile River. This is because the western side was associated with the land of the dead.

  16. Egyptians believed that pharaoh body could be mummified after death and he would live forever.

  17. The most important god was Ra the god of sun.

  18. Imhotep, the architect of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, was a busy man – he was also a vizier, a doctor, a scribe, a high priest and a poet! He served under a total of four different kings.

  19. The River Nile was important to the Ancient Egyptians because they used it to grow crops for food or for water.

  20. You had to shave off your hair and eyebrows before you entered a temple.

  21. Soldiers who fought bravely in battle were awarded golden fly medals for buzzing the enemy.

  22. Ancient Egyptians’ gods often had animal features. Bastet had the head of a cat, Sekhmet – of a lion, and Sobek – of a crocodile.

  23. The Sphinx of Giza is 241 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 66 feet high. It was built over 4,500 years ago to guard King Khafre’s tomb.

  24. Amun king of the gods was one of Hatchepsuts father’s.🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

  25. Hatshepsut had the idea of 2 names, Maatkare and Hatshepsut.

  26. The pharaohs of Egypt were the supreme leaders of the land. They were like kings or emperors. The pharaoh was often thought as one of the gods.

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