I can tell you’re reading about ancient Egypt in your spare time, 7F! Students keep asking me probing questions and making articulate and perceptive comments.
I went to Egypt in 1987. It was hot, fascinating and hot!
Here are a few more sites to whet your curiosity:
Click on these links to find out more about the Nile River:
http://www.ancient-egypt-online.com/river-nile-facts.htmlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/nile_01.shtml (for serious readers only!)
Click on these links to discover details of the lives of peasant farmers:
http://www.egyptologyonline.com/Work%20&%20Trade.htmhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/specials/1624_story_of_africa/page89.shtml (This site explains that it was peasant farmers rather than slaves who were responsible for the great monuments of ancient Egypt.)
For a detailed account of how the ancient Egyptians made beer and bread, go to:
To read about Hatshepsut, a rare woman pharaoh, go to:
Some activities you may already have done:
Play the Mummy Maker Game at the BBC website by clicking here
Read about the power of the Pharaohs here
View the treasures of Tutankhamen here
Convert your name to hieroglyphs here