Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt

Ancient (Egypt) historyA kingdom was founded in 3150 BC by King Menes, leading to a number of empires that ruled Egypt for the next three million years. Egyptian culture grew during this long period with its own religion, arts, language and way of living. In the first one thousand years, the ancient Egyptians built pyramids which we can still see today. The Ancient Egyptians lived on the banks of the river Nile. The river Nile was important for the Egyptians so they could get water, grow and cook food, wash themselves. The river was also important as a transport system.

The Pyramids

Tutankhamun's Grave

Ancient Egypt




Tutankhamun is the most famous Egyptian pharoah today. This is because his tomb was only discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter, an archaeologist. Tutankhamun was born around 1346 BC in Egypt.When he was only 9 years old, he became a pharoah. Tutankhamun was buried deep in the Valley of the Kings when he died. His tomb was filled with gold and jewels that the Egyptians believed he would need in his afterlife. Howard Carter did not find his tomb until 3000 years after his death.

The pyramids in Egypt hold the stone tombs of Egypt's pharoahs. They are filled with many hidden secrets about life in Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians believed that if they could mummify a body and bury it in a tomb, the pharoah would live on forever. The tombs protected the body and the pharoahs's belongings. The Great Pyramid is the most famous and largest pyramid. It was built for a pharoah called Khuf. Pyramids are guarded by a Sphinx.


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