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School District #71 - eLibrary
Ancient Egypt
Readability levels = easiest, = at approximate grade level, = advanced, = most difficult.
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Table of Contents
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. 1. Civilization and Egyptian History . .7. Science, Architecture and Inventions
. ------Civilization---History and Geography---Nubia . --------Science---Architecture---Inventions
. 2. Egypt's Legacy . .8. War and Conflict
. ------Legacy . --------War and conflict
. 3. Daily Life . .9. Videos, Virtual Tours, Images and Art, and Podcasts
. ------Daily Life---Education/Crafts---Food/Clothing---Medicine . --------Videos---Virtual Tours---Images---Podcasts
. 4. Economy and Trade . 10. Webquests and Fun
. ------Economy---Trade . --------WebQuests---Fun
. 5. Government and Royalty . 11. Miscellaneous Resources
. ------Government---Royalty . --------Doing Research and writing essays ---Misc. ---Translate this... ---Short Stories
. 6. Mythology and Beliefs . .
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1. Civilization and Ancient Egyptian History
Readability
Civilization
1. What is a civilization? (mr.dowling.com)
2. Civilization - definition (Simple Wikipedia)
3. Development of civilization (virtualclassroom.net)
4. What characterizes civilization? (wikipedia.org)
5. Why do civilizations fail? (learner.org)
6. The birth of a nation: 3 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
7. The decline of a nation: 3 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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History and Geography
1. Ancient Egypt (mr.dowling.com)
2. Egyptian geography (British Museum, U.K.)
3. The gift of the Nile: 3 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
4. Egyptian history (horus.ics.org)
5. Some basic questions (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
6. Ancient Egypt (Thurrock Grid for Learning, UK)
7. A brief history and timeline (ancient-egypt.org)
8. Timeline of Egyptian history (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA)
9. Historic periods (Egyptian Museum, Egypt)
10. History of Ancient Egypt (Minnesota State University, USA)
11. Ancient river valley civilizations: PowerPoint presentation (worldofteaching.com)
12. Three thousand years of civilization: 2 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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Nubia
1. Nubia - time navigator: flash movie (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
2. Nubia (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
3. Nubia (University of California)
4. Geography of Nubia (Encyclopedia of the Orient)
5. Nubia through the ages (touregypt.net)
6. Nubia
7. Nubian royalty (royalty.nu)
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2. Egypt's Legacy
Legacy
1. What is a legacy? (simple.wikipedia.org)
2. Egyptian contributions to civilization
3. Egypt's cultural heritage: pdf (John Wiley & Sons Publishing, Australia)
4. Legacies compared: scroll down page (Ithica City School District, NY, USA)
5. Egypt's contributions and legacy (Encarta)
6. The impact of Ancient Egypt: 1 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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3. Daily Life
Daily Life
1. Egyptian Life (British Museum, U.K.)
2. Daily life #1 (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
3. Ancient Egypt (lakelandschools.org)
4. Daily life#2 (Minnesota State University, USA)
5. Daily life#3 (Carnegie Museum of Natural History, USA)
6. Life in Ancient Egypt (British Museum, U.K.)
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Education and Crafts
1. Egyptian education (thinkquest.org)
2. Education (touregypt.net)
3. Occupations and trades (British Museum, U.K.)
4. Crafts (eternalegypt.org)
5. Craftsmen and artists (Kibbutz Reshafim, Israel)
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7. Egyptian sports (Government of Egypt)
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Food and Clothing
1. Egyptian food (histroyforkids.org)
2. Food (ancient-egypt.org)
3. The diet of the Ancient Egyptians (touregypt.net)
4. Clothing (historyforkids.org)
5. Clothing and dress (touregypt.net)
6. Linen (University College, UK)
7. Leather (University College, UK)
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Medicine
1. Medicine #1 (lakelandschools.org)
2. Medicine #2 (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
3. Medicine in Ancient Egypt (schoolhistory.org.uk)
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4. The Farming Economy and Trade
Farming Economy
1. The economy (lakelandschools.org)
2. Farming#1 (Emory University, USA)
3. Farming#2 (historyforkids.org)
4. Agriculture and economy (Australian Museum)
5. Irrigation and water systems (eternalegypt.org)
6. Agriculture (eternalegypt.org)
7. Farming along the Nile: 2 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
8. Ancient Egyptian economy (nefertiti.iwebland.com)
9. Economic relationships (Minnesota State University, USA)
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10. Merchants (Emory University, USA)
11. Slaves and servants (Emory University, USA)
12. Stockbreeding and the hunt
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Trade and Transport
1. Model of a boat (eternalegypt.org)
2. Model of a fishing boat (eternalegypt.org)
3. Models of Egyptian ships (artsales.com)
4. Ship building (eternalegypt.org)
5. Transportation (eternalegypt.org)
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5. Government and Royalty
Government
1. Royalty: the rule of Pharaoh (British Museum, U.K.)
2. Egyptian government (British Museum, U.K.)
3. Government (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
4. Secrets of the Pharaohs (pbs.org)
5. Nobles and priests (Emory University, USA)
6. Ancient Egyptian government#1 (thinkquest.org)
7. Ancient Egyptian government#2 (thinkquest.org)
8. Government and the law (touregypt.net)
9. Government and bureaucracy (touregypt.net)
10. Law and the legal system (touregypt.net)
11. The Pharaoh: 4 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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Royalty
1. Tutankhamen #1 (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
2. Tutankhamen #2 (Egyptian Museum, Egypt)
3. House of Ptolemy: Gateway site to other links
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6. Mythology and Beliefs
Mythology
1. Religion (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)

2. Religion of Ancient Egypt (historylink101.net)

3. Ancient Egyptian religion (St. Petersburg Times, Florida, USA)

4. Egyptian gods and goddesses (British Museum, U.K.)
5. Gods of Egypt (Egyptian Museum, Egypt)
6. Religion of Ancient Egypt (Minnesota State University)
7. The Quest for Immortality: streaming video and streaming slideshows (National Gallery of Art, USA)
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Death and Burials
1. Death and burials (Emory University, USA)
2. Mummies (British Museum, U.K.)
3. Temples (British Museum, U.K.)
4. Tombs of Ancient Egypt 3 minute video (nationalgeographic.com)
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7. Science, Architecture and Inventions
Egyptian Science
1. Sciences (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
2. Ancient Egyptian science (historyforkids.org)
3. The exact sciences (University College London, UK)
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Architecture: The Pyramids
1. The great Egyptian pyramids (socialstudiesforkids.com)
2. Pyramids (British Museum, U.K.)
3. Explore the pyramids (pbs.org)
4. Virtual pyramids: requires QuickTime (pbs.org)
5. King Tut's tomb - virtual tour (kingtutone.com)
6. Pharaoh's obelisk - Secrets of the Lost Empire (PBS on YouTube)
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7. The pyramid builders
8. Explore the pyramids (National Geographic Magazine)
9. Building the Great Pyramid (BBC, UK)
10. Building materials (touregypt.net)
11. Copper in ancient times: the Early Egyptians (copper.org)
12. Construction (touregypt.net)
13. Sanitation (Minessota State University, USA)
14. Plumbing (theplumber.com)
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. The Sphinx
1. The Giza Sphinx #1 (guardians.net)
2. The Giza Sphinx #2 (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
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. The Lighthouse of Alexandria
1. The Lighthouse of Alexandria #1 (socialstudiesforkids.com)
2. The Lighthouse of Alexandria #2 (University of South Flodia, USA)
3. The Pharos Lighthouse of Alexandria (akropolis.net)
4. The Lighthouse of Alexandria (touregypt.net)
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5. Atlas of the Valley of the Kings: requires QuickTime (tebanmappingproject.com)
6. Tombs, temples, and pyramids (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
7. Egyptian monuments (egyptsites.co.uk)
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. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
1. Seven wonders map (pbs.org)
2. Seven wonders of the ancient world #1 (cnn.com)
3. Seven wonders of the ancient world #2: interactive map (University of South Flodia, USA)
4. Seven wonders of the ancient world #3 (unmuseum.org)
5. Seven wonders of the ancient world #4 (hillmanwonders.com)
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Inventions: Mummification
1. Mummification (British Museum, U.K.)
2. Mummies #1 (howstuffworks.com)
3. Mummies #2 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
4. Activities (Royal Ontario Museum, Canada)
5. Tombs and mummies: 3 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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Time and writing
1. Time (British Museum, U.K.)
2. The Egyptian calendar (lakelandschools.org)
3. Ancient Egyptian Calendar (kingtutshop.com)
4. Ancient Egyptian calendar (touregypt.net)
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5. Writing#1 (British Museum, U.K.)
6. Writing - hieroglyphic alphabet (Royal Ontario Museum)
7. Writing#2 (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa)
8. Writing - hieroglyphs (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA)
9. Writing - hieroglypics Write your own name and see what it looks like (guardians.net)
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10. The making of papyrus (University College London, UK)
11. Making papyrus (egypt-on-line.co.uk)
12. Writing - the Rosetta Stone#1 (British Museum, U.K.)
13. Writing - the Rosetta Stone#2 (Cleveland Museum of Art, USA)
14. Writing - the Rosetta Stone: a translation
15. Egyptian Math (discovering egypt.com)
16. Paper, writing, and numbers: 3 minute video - requires password (United Streaming)
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8. War and Conflict
War and conflict

1. Egyptian soldiers (Emory University)

2. Ancient Egyptian warefare (historyforkids.org)

3. Egypt's military (thinkquest.org)

4. History of Egypt (Minnesota State University)
5. Siege warfare in Ancient Egypt (touregypt.com)
6. Ramses victory over the Hittites (Fordham University)
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7. Weapons (University College London, England)
8. Chariot making (Minnesota State University)
9. The armed forces (nefertiti.iwebland.com)
10. Clip art (classroomclipart.com)
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9. Videos, Images and Art
Videos
1. Egypt - Gift of the Nile: 22 minute video (archeologychannel.org)
2. Egypt - Trial of a Mummy: 23 minute video (archeologychannel.org)
3. Egypt - Magic in Ancient Egypt: 22 minute video (archeologychannel.org)
4. The Quest for Immortality: streaming video and streaming slideshows (National Gallery of Art, USA)
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Virtual Tours
1. Virtual tours of Egypt (egyptvoyager.com)
2. Eternal Egypt - virtual tours (eternalegypt.org)
3. Virtual tour - Tutankhamun's Tomb (Canadian Museum of Civilization)
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Images
1. Ancient Egypt colouring book (Cleveland Art Museum)
2. Wall relief colouring book: pdf (The British Museum, UK)
3. Ancient Egypt clip art: 350 free clip art images (classroomclipart.com)
4. Egyptian Art (Metropolitan Museum, New York, USA)
5. Image library (pbs.org)
6. Collection of photos #1 (The Metropolitan Museum)
7. Collection of photos #2 (University of Evansville, Indiana, USA)
8. Nation Geographic photo gallery#1 -- gallery #2 (National Geographic Society)
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Podcasts
How to download and listen to PodCasts (podcastingnews.com)
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1. Ancient Egypt - the Early Days (ancient-times.net)
2. Returning the missing mummy to Egypt (podcastdirectory.com)
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10. Ancient Egypt Webquests and Fun
WebQuests
1. Pyramids, pharaohs and more (Kara Dawson, Courtenay Middle School)
2. Ancient Egypt webquest (Mathew Durant, iwebquest.com)
3. I want my Mummy! (Trish Hebert, Brevard County, Florida, USA)
4. Tutankhamun - Was it murder? (Madeline Decker, theellisschool.org)
5. Nubia - the other gift of the Nile (Gail Desler and Cathie Conforti, Sacramento State University, California, USA)
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Fun
1. You wouldn't want to be an Egyptian Mummy!: modelled on the book (www.salariya.com)
1. Egypt games (egyptvoyager.com)

2. Fun corner (Government of Egypt)

3. Senet (British Museum, UK)
4. Pyramid challenge game (bbc.co.uk)
5. Mummy maker game (bbc.co.uk)
6. Egyptian games (Government of Egypt)
7. Seven wonders game (pbs.org)
8. Daily life in Ancient Egypt (nationalgeographic.com)
8. Writing - hieroglypics (guardians.net)
9. Dig Nubia (dignubia.org)
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11. Miscellaneous
Doing Research
1. How to do research: the CMS approach see left side of page (Avi Luxenburg, Comox Valley School District, BC, Canada)
2. The Research Process (Oregon School Library Information System, USA)
3. Why should we study history? (schoolhistory.co, U.K.)
4. Primary vs. secondary sources (Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA)
5. A student's guide to the study of history (historyguide.org)
6. How to do History (bbc.co.uk)
7. Archaeology - excavations and techniques click on blue box (bbc.co.uk)
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8. Sentences (actden.com)
9. Writing paragraphs (actden.com)
10. Writing essays (actden.com)
11. Guide to writing a basic essay (Kathy Livingston)
12. Turning Microsoft Word into a talking word processor (Paul Hamilton, SETBC)
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Miscellaneous
1. Ancient Egypt from a to Z (ancient-egypt.org)
2. Glossary (Theban Mapping Project, American University, Cairo, Egypt)
3. Archaeological recoveries (British Museum, UK)
4. Archaeological sites (ancient-egypt.org)
5. Explore Ancient Egypt (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA)
6. Archaeologogy of Egypt (Minnesota State University, USA)
7. Archeological and image database (Theban Mapping Project, American University, Cairo, Egypt)
8. Restoration of artifacts (Egyptian Museum, Egypt)
9. Animals of Egypt (touregypt.net)
10. Egyptian music - samples of modern synthesized music (egyptvoyager.com)
11. National Geographic resources on Ancient Egypt copy or type in "ng ancient egypt" in search box top right
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  Translate . Traduisez . Traduzca . 翻译 . ترجم
1. Babel Fish translation (altavista.com)
2. Google Translate (google.com)
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Short Stories, Fictional Stories and Histories
1. Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson 1886 (Project Gutenberg)
2. The Literature of Ancient Egypt by E.A Wallis Budge 1914 (Project Gutenberg)
3. Egyptian Tales translated from the papyri - first series by W. M. Flinders Petrie(Project Gutenberg)
4. Egyptian Tales translated from the papyri - second series by W. M. Flinders Petrie(Project Gutenberg)
5. An account of Egypt by Herodotus (Project Gutenberg)
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Created by Stewart Savard Fall 2003 - revised January 2008. All rights to "look and feel" reserved.
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Readability levels = easiest, = at approximate grade level, = advanced, = most difficult.