Ancient Egypt and THE
Welcome to our site! We have information about many things. Some subjects we have information about are hieroglyphics, mummification, and the pyramids. We also have a review of the book The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatly Snyder. Several games will be found on our site, as well. It is very exciting in the land of ancient Egypt!
The Egyptian writing system is known as hieroglyphics. They did not use paper but they used papyrus, which is reeds cut into thin strips, then pounded and dried.A simpler form of hieroglyphics was called hieratic writing which is a cursive writing in Egyptian. In 1822, a little after the Rosetta Stone had been discovered, we could then read Egyptian text. The Rosetta Stone is a stone that is all in hieroglyphics. The writing on the stone gets smaller and smaller in each paragraph. Writers called scribes wrote the hieroglyphics. After they wrote what they wanted to they rolled it up in a scroll and put a cartouche on the sovereigns name.
The Egyptians believed in life after death, or the afterlife. Thats why they mummified people.The persons ka, or life force, was said to live on in the mummy. The case the mummies were put in was called a sarcophagus. A mask was put on with the sarcophagus. The body was wrapped in linen before it was put in the sarcophagus. Then, they put your lungs, heart, stomach, liver, and intestines in canopic jars. Natron was the salt they put on the mummies. These were some basic facts about the mummies of Ancient Egypt.
Archaeologist Howard Carter entered the tomb of the great King Tutankhamen. He was thinking about all the gold that he could find in the pyramid, and he was probably also thinking of how much he would thank Lord Carnarvon, who funded his expedition. Tutankhamen was buried in the Valley of the Kings. Tutankhamen, or Tut, was one of the greatest Egyptian rulers. Oh, the money Carter could get for all these artifacts that he had excavated! He gathered all of his new belongings and went home, more famous than he had ever dreamed.
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