You need to have JavaScript enabled to view this video clip.


As the narrator explains the Ancient Egyptian beliefs in the Sun God, a reconstruction of a pharaoh and her soldiers is seen in the Egyptian desert. The pyramids were built so the Sun God could be reborn in the afterlife, as explained on the pyramid texts. The Egyptians believed the unchanging position of the stars was the location of the afterlife, which determined the way they constructed the Great Pyramid.
Primary History
This clip is from:
Primary History, Pyramid - The Great Pyramid of Khufu
First broadcast:
19 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

Pupils could watch this clip to explore the beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians and how it influenced them. A task could take the form of the creation of a chart where each of the Egyptians beliefs are plotted and beside them pupils can explain how this influenced them. In order to make this relevant to them, pupils could compare this to what they believe are religious or not religious, and how their beliefs have an effect on their lives.

This clip also features in: