What remains of Ancient Egypt?

We know about the ancient Egyptians from the discovery of lots of buildings, monuments, objects and mummies.

The practice of 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.

Take a tour around some ancient Egyptian ruins

A photo of six pyramids. There are three small pyramids in the foreground and three big pyramids behind them. The tallest pyramid is in the middle at the back.

The largest Egyptian pyramid ever built was Pharaoh Khufu’s Great Pyramid of Giza. It is the tallest pyramid that you can see in this picture. It is made from over two million stone blocks.

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In the UK we have some of the best collections of ancient Egyptian artefacts in the world. In fact, The British Museum has the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt!

Click on the map to find an exhibition near you

Where next?

What were ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs?
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