Intergalactic Archaeologist on Duty
Emit Repoons had never liked sitting around his office with his feet up. He was not content with a well-paid desk job and a company rocket. Even when he had just finished a successful mission, he found it hard to settle down at headquarters. No, he preferred the danger and uncertainty of his journeys. He loved gazing into other worlds and explaining their strange characteristics to his own kind.
Luckily, Ssob Etad Rekees was always prepared to listen. When Emit burst into her office one day and begged her to send him on a new mission, she had a mission chip ready. As she reached for it, she remarked, “I’ve saved this civilisation for you. It may be a difficult and perilous journey, but I know that will only strengthen your resolve. Good luck. And don’t forget to take Llatiwonk with you. She will be invaluable.”
Civilisation: Ancient Egypt
Emit sighed. True, Llatiwonk was brilliant. She was just the kind of companion he needed. Whenever he wanted to do something rash, she would gently present all the opposing arguments. She was far too rational for his liking. In Emit’s opinion, she’d had too much common sense programmed into her circuits. But of course Llatiwonk would go with him. It was unthinkable and it might even be dangerous to leave her behind.
From Ssob’s outstretched hand, Emit took the chip and inserted it into his trusty pocket pod. When he saw the screen, he knew he was in for an adventure.
Taking the role of Emit or Llatiwonk, write the story of your adventure in ancient Egypt. This can be presented in any form desirable to you and acceptable to Ssob Etad Rekees. Your aim is to delve into the society of ancient Egypt and find out as much accurate factual information as possible. You must also make judgements about the nature of this society, including what you admire and what you find to criticise. Don’t be afraid to give your opinions but don’t forget to give reasons for them. You should cover:
- Your preparations and journey
- Your first impressions and the geography of the land, including the Nile, the desert, the fertile land, the yearly flood, and so on
- The farming life most people live: work, crops, animals, tools and hardships of life
- How the country is governed, the social hierarchy and the role of the pharaoh
- Writing OR mathematics in ancient Egypt
You should also choose a topic that interests you, such as mummification, warfare, the pyramids, etc.