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This guide is designed to familiarize you with some of the most interesting aspects of Egyptian culture and ancient civilization
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The civilization of ancient Egypt began to develop in the Nile River Valley about 3100 B.C. Agriculture thrived in the valley, where floodwaters of the Nile deposited rich soil year after year. The farming scenes shown here were painted on a tomb during the 1400's B.C.

Virtual Travel to Egypt

Tombs and the Afterlife- A Lesson Plan

Who Built the Pyramids?


"Every time I go back to Giza my respect increases for those people and that society, that they could do it," Mark Lehner, here standing atop the Khufu Pyramid, says of the ancient Egyptians who built the Pyramids.

Background Knowledge


About 5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilization. Enter their world.

Ancient Egyptian Music


Music formed an important part of Egyptian life, and musicians occupied a variety of positions in Egyptian society. Music found its way into many contexts in Egypt: temples, palaces, workshops, farms, battlefields and the tomb. 

Tour the Sphinx


Want to walk around the Sphinx? Clamber inside the Great Pyramid of Giza and seek out the pharaoh's burial chamber? Visit the magnificent tombs and temples of ancient Thebes? In this multi-layered, highly visual interactive, view 360° panoramas, "walkaround" photos, and other breathtaking imagery shot throughout the Giza Plateau and ancient Thebes (modern-day Luxor), often with special permission. You'll see Old and New Kingdom tombs and temples, pyramids and statues, and a 140-foot-long wooden boat that is 4,600 years old. Enjoy this unique journey through the Land of the Pharaohs.

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Clip Art of Ancient Egypt

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The Eyptians left a remarkable legacy: Their monuments and great works of art still astound us today.


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