Ancient Egypt


 In this webtask we are going to have a look at some of the main  characterisitics of Ancient Egyptian civilization: setting, monuments, burials, gods and goddesses, paintings, writing.  You'll feel attracted to it!

 Click here and  look for the map of Egypt.   Click on the different places and answer these questions:

  • 1. Egypt is to the west of which sea?
  • 2. What is the name of the  capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom? 
  • 3. What is the Nile Delta?
Click here and answer these questions: 
  • 4. What is called "black land"? What is the difference between black land and red land?
  • 5. Why is the Nile "a gift"  for Egypt
 
    The Egyptians used a kind of writing called hieroglyphics. Let's see what we know about this writing:
6: What does "hieroglyphics" mean?
7: Where did Egyptians write this type of writing?   
Continue clicking here for more information:
  • 8. What was discovered in 1799 and why was it so important for Archeologists?
  • 9. What languages can you find in the Rosetta Stone?
  • 10.Who could translate the hieroglyphics in the end  and how?
  • 11.Click here to write your name in hieroglyphics.  
  • 12. Who wrote the hieroglyphics? Were they men or women? Where did they learn to write them?  

Thanks to their writing and their paintings we know a lot about ancient Egyptians:  

  • 13. Look at real examples of wall paintings and explain what topics  Egyptians reflected on their paintings.

When Egyptian died they were mummified and buried with some  objects. They thought they would need them in their "afterlife". Look at some of them 


  • 14. If you are interested in mummification, click on this site and and watch the process of embalming and wrapping a body.
  • Try to follow the instructions to make a mummy. When you finish, do the final test.
Now let's learn about something very important for Egyptian people: their gods and goddesses
 
The ancient Egyptians believed in different gods and goddesses, each one  with their own role  to play in maintaining peace and harmony across the land.     Have a look at the most important ones. (You can also find interesting information HERE)
  • 15. Choose one, describe him or her and explain why he/she was important.


 Finally  we  ca'nt forget the pyramids.
 
    The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaohs and their queens.
 
    The three largest were built at Giza at the beginning of the  Old Kingdom.
    One of them was built for the pharaoh Khufu.  
    

 17. CHALLENGE TO THINK: Calculate the weight, area and height of Khufu's pyramid.

    18.   Do this easy quiz about the History of Egypt: Good luck!!

    19.  And this one!