An introduction to Ancient Egypt

Travel back in time thousands of year to the banks of the Nile, where you can learn all about the amazing people and places of Ancient Egypt.

What remains of Ancient Egypt?

How do we know so much about Ancient Egypt? Discover the amazing artefacts that have survived thousands of years to tell the story of a vanished world.

What happened to the ancient Egyptians?

The ancient Egyptian civilisation thrived for over three thousand years, but what happened to that once mighty empire and its people?

What was life like for the ancient Egyptians?

How different was Ancient Egypt from today? Find out what food, drink, and possessions would be in ancient Egyptian homes, and what sort of jobs people would do.

Why was farming important to the Ancient Egyptians?

Find out what made the ancient Egyptians such successful farmers and discover how they planted their crops around the flooding cycles of the River Nile.

What games did the ancient Egyptians play?

It wasn't all hard work in Ancient Egypt. Discover the games and toys that the ancient Egyptians would play with to amuse themselves in everyday life as well as the afterlife!

Who was Tutankhamun?

Discover Pharaoh Tutankhamun who ruled over Ancient Egypt many thousands of years ago. He died very young and was buried in a tomb with many splendid treasures.

What were Egyptian hieroglyphs?

The ancient Egyptians left behind written records on their buildings and on papyrus scrolls but how do we know what the writing means?

What did the ancient Egyptians believe in?

Learn about just some of the strange and wonderful gods who ruled over all aspects of the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.

Take the Ancient Egypt quiz

How much do you know about Ancient Egypt? Are you a pharaoh or a peasant? Put your knowledge to the test with our fun quiz.

12 Classroom videos

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