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Lesson Plans
  1. Ancient Egyptians (Detroit Institute of Arts)
      Provides cross-curricular lesson plans. 2-01

  1. Cleopatra (Awesome Library)
      Cleopatra was the last Pharaoh of Egypt. 02-06

  1. Egypt - Map of the Ancient Sumer Region
  1. CT Scans Reveal Ancient Egyptian Mummies' Secrets (CNN News)
      "Inside are the three frail bodies in open wooden crates causing all the commotion. Another body -- a prince no less -- is a few rooms down in a computer tomography scanner."

      "The bodies are part of the Brooklyn Museum's collection of 11 Egyptian mummies, transported to the North Shore University Hospital to be scanned. The goal: Find out who they are, how they might have died and establish a chronology of advances in ancient Egypt's mummification techniques." 06-09

  2. -3,400-Year-Old Statue Found in Egypt (MSNBC News)
      "Archaeologists have unearthed the upper part of a double limestone statue of a powerful pharaoh who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, Egypt's Ministry of Culture said Saturday." 09-10

  3. -Massive Head of Pharoah Found in Egypt (CBS News)
      "Archaeologists have unearthed a massive red granite head of one Egypt's most famous pharaohs who ruled nearly 3,400 years ago, the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities announced Sunday."

      "The leader of the expedition that discovered the head described it as the best preserved sculpture of Amenhotep III's face found to date." 03-10

  4. Ancient Egyptian Art (
      Provides an introduction and examples of art. 3-01

  5. Daily Life for Ancient Egyptians (Donn)
      Provides articles about daily life, such as toys, pets, food, jobs, entertainment, transportation, clothes, and other details. 03-06

  6. Egypt - Ancient Egypt (Emory University)
      Provides a description of daily life, burials, mythology, and more.

  7. Egypt - My Daily Life in Ancient Egypt (Donn)
      An eleven year old girl describes "her" life in ancient Egypt. Also includes a quiz. For example, why did ancient Egyptians eat fried mice? In addition, includes detailed information about the daily life of Egyptians. 03-06

  8. Egypt - Pyramid Excavation (PBS Nova)
      Provides history and cross-sectional maps on excavations of pyramids in Giza Egypt.

  9. Egyptian History (Rivendell)
      Provides well organized and somewhat comprehensive resources.

  10. Hieroglyphics Alphabet and Symbols (Busch Gardens)
      Provides the alphabetic symbols and other symbols to create a message. You can write your name in hieroglyphics. 3-00

  11. Karnak (US News)
      "n 1799, French soldiers trudged south along the Nile, dispatched by the Emperor Napoleon to secure Upper Egypt. With them were artists, engineers, and scientists, commissioned to sketch and record everything they saw. On January 27, they caught their first, stunning glimpse of Karnak, rising defiant from the sands. 'Without an order being given,' wrote one lieutenant, 'the men formed their ranks and presented arms, to the accompaniment of the drums and the bands.' " (Visitors sometimes misspell as Carnack, Karnack, Carnak, or Carnac.) 06-07

  12. Milestones of Ancient Egypt (Exploring Ancient World Cultures)
      Ancient Egyptian milestones from 3100 BCE to 305 BCE. 1-04

  13. Neferetiti (
      Provides a short biography of perhaps the most powerful woman in the ancient world, Neferetiti, wife of Akhenaten. Visitors sometimes misspell as Nefretiti.

  14. Neferetiti (
      Provides a short biography of perhaps the most powerful woman in the ancient world, Neferetiti, wife of Akhenaten. Visitors sometimes misspell as Nefretiti. 8-03

  15. Pharaoh Hatshepsut (
      "Hatshepsut (also read as Hatchepsut, meaning Foremost of Noble Ladies)[3] was the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful female pharaohs of Egypt, who reigned longer than any other female ruler of an indigenous dynasty." 06-07

  16. Women in Ancient Egypt (
      "As an Egyptian woman, you would have been among the most legally independent females in the ancient world."

      "Their legal rights of women meant they could bring an action in law, be a partner in legal contracts and own property. It was also possible for them to work, and even live alone."

  1. Egypt - Make Your Own Cartouche (Busch Gardens)
      Provides the resources to develop your own official Egyptian nameplate, a cartouche.


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