Choose your favorite Ancient Egyption God or Goddess!

Tell us why you picked your favorite!

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Research:

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses!

 

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/gods/explore/main.html

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/egyptmyth/tp/071507egyptiandeities.htm

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/gods.html

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78eg5fkBda4

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses Family Tree

Ancient Egyptian Stone Quarries

The unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries of ancient Egypt in Aswan (Assuan), Egypt.

By Ad Meskens (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ad Meskens (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

From http://mummies2pyramids.info/daily-life/stone-quarrying.htm :

Definition: A quarry, or ‘stone pit’ is a surface excavation for extracting stone. The ancient Egyptian Quarries were used for extracting building materials required for their extensive building projects.

More quarry information:

http://ancientegypt.me/quarrying-in-ancient-egypt/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_quarries_of_ancient_Egypt

Modern American Quarry:

“Old South Shaft Ore Quarry, Face of Tough-nut Mine, part of Town of Tombstone, Arizona. Dragoon Mountains, with Cochise Stronghold in background,” mammoth plate, by the American photographer Carleton E. Watkins. Courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

 

 

 

Carleton Watkins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Carleton Watkins [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids!

 

By Ricardo Liberato [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ricardo Liberato [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Here is an interactive PBS website to let you explore the pyramids of Egypt:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/explore/

More pyramid info!

http://www.history.com/topics/the-egyptian-pyramids

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/pyramids.html

National Geographic Channel Video about how the Great Pyramid might have been built:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLxJY91Cv0o&feature=related

Mummification!

Mummification

When a person or animal dies bacteria on the body causes it to decompose, eventually leaving just the skeleton behind. Because Egyptians valued life after death they had an important ritual to protect the bodies.  Ancient Egyptians believed they should provide their dead with a well-functioning body in the after life.  Ancient Egyptians believed that they had a soul, which they called the KA. They believed the Ka was released from the body at the time of death. From then on the KA did not stay peacefully in one place. In order for the Ka to rest in the body at night, the body had to be preserved or mummified.

 

Research mummification:

http://www.kingtutone.com/mummies/mummification/

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/home.html

Make your own mummy game:

http://kids.discovery.com/games/just-for-fun/mummy-maker

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNuGn1j_w4c

Pyramid Project Checklist!

By Ricardo Liberato [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ricardo Liberato [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Project

(Homework)

 

1.    The bottom square of your pyramid must be 10 inches on each side.

 

2.    The side triangles must be 10”x10”x10” (equilateral triangle).

 

3.    Answer this math question:  What is the height of your pyramid?

 

4.    The base of your pyramid (what your pyramid is placed on) must be 12”x12”.

 

5.    This is your science question:  What weather events caused the ancient pyramids to look like they do today?

 

6.    This is your technology question:  How did the ancient Egyptians move huge blocks to the top of the pyramid?

 

7.    Your pyramid may be constructed of any materials.  (It is not necessary to spend any money, but you may choose to do so.)

 

8.    9.  10.  Write a paragraph answering these three questions.

 

     1.  Who helped you build this homework project?  What did they do?  How did you help each other?  What materials did you use?

 

     2.  What was difficult about this project?  What was easy?  What was fun?

 

      3.  Did you choose to make you pyramid in the form of Ancient Egyptian completion or how they look today?  Why? 

 

Options

  •   Place your pyramid in any space on the 12”x12” base in case you wish to add landscaping.

 

  •   Create an interior of the pyramid with hieroglyphics.  (5pts.)

 

  •  Write three sentences describing mummification.  (5 pts.)

 

  •   Place a mummy in the pyramid.  (5 pts.)

 

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King Menes and the Two Lands!

http://egypt.mrdonn.org/twolands.html

http://cuip.uchicago.edu/~bgresham/bgx3/menespg.htm

http://www.king-tut.org.uk/egyptian-pharaohs/menes.htm

Video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUa1tZ2TklY&feature=related

Ancient Egypt “Prezi”

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image courtesy of http://ancientvine.com/

Click on the link below to watch a Prezi presentation with lost of information

about Ancient Egyptian water technology:

http://prezi.com/pf3c9b1wnd0o/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

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More Ancient Egypt Fun!

Senet:  the oldest known board game!

The oldest board game in the world is Senet appeared in ancient Egypt in 3300 b.C.
Senet was very popular in the land of Pharaohs, especially among nobles and rich people, like this unique exemplar of this mysterious board game, inscribed with name of Pharaoh AmunhotepIII, is well preserved at the New York Brooklyn Museum.

To play Senet you need:

  • 2 players
  • A Senet board
  • 10 playing pieces of 5 spools and 5 cones
  • 4 counting sticks- plain on one side decorated on the other

Senet Rules of Play:

1.  The sticks are thrown, and the number of sticks facing up tells you how many spaces to move ahead. If all the pieces have the “marked” side up it’s a five. Every marked side that shows, it’s a high number you move.

2. Pieces are moved around the board starting on the top row. You move around the board in an “S” pattern.

3. If you throw a one, four, or five, you get an extra turn. Throw the sticks again.

4. You can’t land on one of your own pieces.

5. If you land on the other player’s piece, you switch places with them. However, you can’t switch with them if they have two or more pieces in a row.

6. If the other player has three or more pieces in a row, you can’t pass them

7. Some squares are “safe” squares and some are “danger” squares.

  • You can not swap with your opponent if they are on a “safe” square.
  • If you land on the “House of Water” square, you must move back to the “Square of Rebirth”.

8. The first player to get all of their pieces off the board wins the game. ENJOY!!!

9. It’s not very complicated. It’s just like the game “Lodo” which is played by some countries in Asia like Pakistan. In America, it’s called trouble. It’s originally played by a dice in a cup and it looks different, too. Look it up online.

Printable board:

Play Senet online at home:

http://www.funmin.com/online-games/senet/index.php

Here’s a website with lots more fun stuff to browse:

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/life/story/main.html