What remains of Ancient Egypt?
How do we know about Ancient Egypt?
We know about Ancient Egypt from tombs and statues such as the pyramids, the Great Sphinx and mummies.
Studying these items is called Egyptology and the people who study them are called Egyptologists. An Egyptologist is an archaeologist who specialises in Ancient Egypt.
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Take a tour around some ancient Egyptian ruins
The Rosetta Stone
The Rosetta Stone is over three feet high and more than 2000 years old. It was discovered by the French army in 1799 and captured by the British Army and brought back to London where it has been on display at the British Museum since 1802.
The Stone helped scholars to translate the Egyptian hieroglyphs for the first time. They looked at the inscriptions (writing) on the stone which are in Ancient Greek, already a known language.
Artefacts in the UK
In the UK we have some of the biggest collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world.
The British Museum in London has the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt. This is because British explorers and soldiers took them during the time of the British Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Activity 1: Where can you see Ancient Egyptian artefacts today?
Click on the map to find an exhibition near you.