The ancient Egyptians were fascinating people, and thanks to the movies, are often misunderstood. The ancient Egyptians were not in love with death, but with life! They enjoyed their life to the fullest. They loved life so much they wanted to live forever in their afterlife!

The ancient Egyptians enjoyed their life to the fullest. They worked very hard, but saved time to enjoy family, friends, music, parties, swimming, fishing, hunting, sailing, and especially their children, all of which were very important to the ancient Egyptians.

They believed in an afterlife, a real place you went after you died. The ancient Egyptians prepared for their afterlife by filling their tombs with small and large statutes of friends and family, and little statues of workers who would do all their chores for them, along with other items they might need to keep them company and to help them have a good time in their afterlife! To reach this wonderful afterlife, the ancient Egyptians believed they had to do all kinds of good deeds while they were alive to keep their heart light. What happened to them if their heart was not light when they died? Oh dear - find out here.

Do you know what weird and yucky thing the ancient Egyptians believed would cure a toothache? Find out here!

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Geography, History, Government


The Nile River

Gifts of the Nile

Boats and Square Sails

Egyptology & Egyptologists

Two Lands, Unification,
King Menes

The Three Kingdoms

Rosette Stone



Crook & Flail

Government Officials

The Vizier

Law & Court in Ancient Egypt


Trade and Economy

Grain Banks, Barter, Metal Weights, Bread & Beer - Paying for Goods

Egyptian Math

Inventions & Achievements

The Many Uses of Papyrus & Making Paper

Time Keeping and Shadow Clocks

Egyptian Calendar

Ancient Egypt Maps

Ancient Egypt Timelines

The Neighbors: Kush and Nubia

Stories & Myths

Ancient Egyptian Tall Tales

The Red Slippers - an Ancient Egyptian Cinderella story (retold by Lin Donn)

Freedom of Speech - Poor Soldier

Creation Stories

Isis and Osiris (retold by Lin Donn)

More Stories

Games,  More

Interactive Games, Activities

Ancient Egypt Jeopardy Games

Interactive Quiz about Ancient Egypt (with answers)

Free Ancient Egypt Presentations

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts





Scarab Beetles 

Animals - Wild & Domestic


Daily Life

Daily Life

Women in Ancient Egypt





Hair Styles

Kohl & Makeup



Table Manners



House of Life

House of Books

Professions, Occupations, Jobs

Farming in Ancient Egypt


Ancient Egyptian Art

Sports & Pastimes

Music & Dance



Meet the Many Gods & Goddesses


Many Religious and Joyous Festivals


Dreams & Oracles

Bark and Bark Shrines

Preparing for the Afterlife

Weighing of the Heart

Grave Goods

Book of the Dead

Canopic Jars

Sequence Chain: Mummification

Make a Mummy interactive

Sequence Chain: Funerals


The Sphinx

The Ba and the Ka



King Tut's Tomb

Howard Carter

Grave Robbers

The Mummy's Curse and Other Curses


The Ankh - Key of Life

Magic and Superstitions



Ancient Egypt Maps & Timelines

Interactive Games & Activities for Egypt

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format about Ancient Egypt

Free Lesson Plans for Ancient Egypt

Other Ancient Civilizations for Kids & Teachers