Contemporary footage, interspersed with pictures from 3,000 year old murals, illustrates how farming worked in Ancient Egypt. Artefacts are used as evidence of the existence of other crafts, such as making pots, furniture, jewellery and clothes. With thanks to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

First broadcast:
9 November 2007

Students could play a game of pairs to match an Egyptian workers tool to its purpose. Each time a pair is made, an explanation for the pairing could be given. For example, a hoe could be paired with soil because a hoe was used to loosen the soil in preparation for planting. A shoulder bag could be matched with seed, for planting. Students could compare/contrast farming methods used in Britain today with those used in ancient Egypt.