History KS2: Tombs in Ancient Egypt

Dr Joann Fletcher enters the tomb of an ancient Egyptian architect called Kha.

She travels to the Valley of the Kings to meet Steve Cross, who is an expert on tombs.

Together they take a look at an unfinished tomb and examine some of the tools that would have been used to build it.

She finally visits the tomb of Amenhotep III; a tomb which Kha actually designed.

This clip is from BBC series: Ancient Egypt - Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings.

Teacher Notes

Students could write a diary entry from the point of view of an Ancient Egyptian building a tomb.

They could describe some of the dangers, the working conditions, the equipment and their thoughts and feelings.

Alternatively, they could write a recount from the point of view of an archaeologist discovering a tomb.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant to teaching History and Social Studies at KS2/Second level (Scotland).

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