What happened to the ancient Egyptians?

The ancient Egyptians were around for over 3,000 years. They were the longest surviving civilisation ever! During this time, Ancient Egypt was ruled by about 170 pharaohs.

When the pharaohs were good rulers the ancient Egyptians enjoyed a peaceful and prosperous life. When pharaohs were not very good rulers then Ancient Egypt could suffer from famine, war and invasions by other empires.

Egypt today

Egypt is now governed by a president. Islam is the main religion and Arabic is the main language.

But it is important to remember that even though their rulers and religion has changed over time, you can still see glimpses of the ancient Egyptian civilisations today.

Click on the scroll to discover the history of ancient Egypt

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