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Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt
by Miranda Smith

Find out more about pharaohs, priests, farmers, and scribes, as well as the royal intrigues, religious beliefs, and day-to-day dramas of life in ancient Egypt. Take a tour of a splendid palace, a bustling river port, an embalmer's chamber and of course the awesome Great Pyramid.

What Did the Ancient Egyptians Do For Me? What Did the Ancient Egyptians Do for Me?
by Patrick Catel

Ever wonder why we keep cats as pets? Or how humans ever thought of painting their eyelids with wild colours? Ancient Egyptians lived so long ago, but their customs and creations are still part of modern everyday life.

How the Ancient Egyptians Lived How the Ancient Egyptians Lived
by Jane Shuter

Introduces the everyday life of ancient Egypt, describing its social classes, housing, food, clothing, agriculture, religion, education, and belief in the afterlife.

Did Greek soldiers really hide inside the Trojan horse? Did Greek soldiers really hide inside the Trojan horse? : and other questions about the ancient world
by Carol M. Scavella Burrell

Ever wonder if Egyptians believed mummies would come back to life? If live servants got buried with their masters? If Cleopatra really killed herself with a snake? Get answers to all of your curious questions about ancient Egypt and other ancient places in this book!

Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt
by Jane Shuter

A quick overview of ancient Egyptian civilization, including its history, government, social classes, religion, mummies, art, architecture, and everyday life. Includes timelines and maps!

Ancient Egypt Quick Expert: Ancient Egypt
by Jill Laidlaw

Imagine you live in ancient Egypt. Find your way around with this foolproof guide. Find out how to make a mummy, what powers the Egyptian gods had, and how to brave the hippos in the Nile River.

Hail! Ancient Egyptians Hail! Ancient Egyptians
by Jen Green

Have fun with your homework and read a tabloid-style book about ancient Egypt. Get the gossip on all of the kings and pharaohs, peruse the advice columns about how to build the perfect pyramid, and soak up all the juicy news stories about food, mummies, trade, and education.

Food & Cooking in Ancient Egypt Food & Cooking in Ancient Egypt
by Clive Gifford

Learn about what sorts of fruit and vegetables grew in Egypt, what their kitchens were like, what dishes they made for festivals, and even what kind of food they brought with them when they died!

Exploring the life, myth, and art of ancient Egypt Exploring the life, myth, and art of ancient Egypt
by Joann Fletcher

Describes the daily life, mythologies, arts, religious rites, and antiquities of ancient Egypt. Learn about pyramids, temples, wall paintings, statues, and jewelry, and what inspired their creation.

Hieroglyphs Code Quest: Hieroglyphs
by Sean Callery

Part mystery story, part puzzle book, this book lets you figure out the mystery by putting together clues from hieroglyphs. Get some information about hieroglyphs for your homework while you're at it!

Pharaohs and foot soldiers Pharaohs and foot soldiers: one hundred ancient Egyptian jobs you might have desired or dreaded
by Kristin Butcher

A collection of 100 jobs people had to do in ancient Egypt. You could work on the Nile, you could work for the Pharaoh, or you could work for yourself and be a robber!

Egypt Egypt
by Howard Gutner

A look at the traditional land, spirituality, and life of Egyptians, including sections on mummies and other cool Egyptian artefacts!

You Wouldn't Want to be... You Wouldn't Want To Be... (series)

Check out these funny (and sometimes gross) books about Ancient Egypt. Find out why you wouldn't want to be Cleopatra, Tutankhamen, a pyramid builder, or a mummy!

Ancient Egypt Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt
by George Hart

A photo essay on ancient Egypt and the people who lived there, documented through the mummies, pottery, weapons, and other objects they left behind. Describes their society, religion, obsession with the afterlife, and methods of mummification.

Mummies Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (DVD)

Unravel the secrets behind one the most fascinating time capsules of our time, uncover ancient tombs to find out the phenomenon behind them, and follow top scientists and they perform modern forensic investigations to find clues to the past and the future.

Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt (DVD)

Join archaeologist Arizona Smith and a young detective-in-training as they unlock the clues of ancient Egypt, including a trip to the pyramids.

Study Online

eLibrary Canada
Find answers online at eLibrary Canada. Click on Bookcarts then click on "Ancient Egypt" to get a collection of articles, photos, and maps you can use for your homework.

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Websites

Canadian Museum of Civilization: Mysteries of Egypt
Find information about King Tutankhamun, or find other interesting tidbits about Ancient Egyptian civilization, including facts about geography, religion, and daily life. This website includes a handy timeline, and a glossary.

Mummy Jeopardy
Think you know all there is to know about mummies and Ancient Egypt? Test your knowledge with a round of Jeopardy! Or maybe you'd rather preserve a mummy yourself? Try your hand at mummification with the Mummy Maker! More interested in building the tomb for your mummy? Try Pyramid Builder.

BBC: Ancient Egypt
Read an overview of Ancient Egyptian history, or get in-depth information about pyramids, mummies, pharaohs, gods and beliefs, daily life, and hieroglyphs. Includes pictures and interactive games.

Stories

Red Pyramid The Red Pyramid

Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe in order to avert a crisis caused by the Egyptian god, Set.


Secret of the Sphinx The Secret of the Sphinx

In this graphic novel, Geronimo Stilton and his friends travel to Ancient Egypt to try to thwart a pirate cat's plan to change the face of the giant sphinx monument.


Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos

12-year-old Theo encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world.


The Pharaoh's secret The Pharaoh's secret

When 14-year-old Talibah and her younger brother, Adom, visit modern-day Egypt, they get wrapped up in a mystery surrounding Hatshepsut and their own deceased mother.


The Akhenaten Adventure The Akhenaten Adventure

When 12-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their uncle in Cairo to learn about their powers.


Egyptian Diary Egyptian Diary: The Journal of Nakht

Nakht records his experiences as he studies to be a scribe and helps discover who has been robbing graves. Egyptian culture info in the back.


Return of the Mummy Goosebumps: Return of the Mummy (DVD)

Read the book, or watch two scary Goosebumps episodes about the horrors of running into an angry mummy!


Where's My Mummy? Scooby-Doo: Where's My Mummy? (DVD)

Archaelogist and super sleuth Velma goes to Egypt and discovers a hidden tomb belonging to Cleopatra.