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Research Resources

  • Ancient Egypt
    The British Museum offers up their entire collection with incredible resources for you here.
  • The History Channel
    The History Channel's vast amount of resources on ancient Egypt are right here!
  • PBS
    Egypt's Golden Empire offers great information and timelines.
  • Discovery News
    The most up to date news stories on Ancient Egypt.
  • Discovery Channel Videos
    Discovery Channel gives you many short videos from general overviews of the Ancient World to archeological information.
  • National Geographic
    Access hundreds of articles, pictures, and videos from National Geographic.
  • More National Geographic!
    …and even more incredible resources from Nat'l Geo.
  • Mesopotamia
    The British Museum's incredible site that gives you all the information you need on Mesopotamia.
  • Ancient History Museum
    Gives you a great deal of information and maps.
  • BBC
    BBC's Indus Valley website gives you insight to the culture of this area during ancient times.
 

Some of our Collection...

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Ancient Egpyt - George Hart; Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN: 0756606527
Publication Date: 2004-08-09
New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! A detailed look at life in Egypt - from the pharaoh and his courtiers, through the mystical rites of the priests, to the world of the workers in the fields. Featuring stunning items from the tomb of Tutankhamun and jewelry from the royal palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian palaces, Eyewitness Ancient Egypt shows how Egyptian nobles lived. Find out how they prepared for the afterlife and what food, clothes, weapons, and even toys ordinary people enjoyed. See the mummies of priests and kings, fruit that is more than 3,000 years old, the treasures of the pharaohs and the weapons of an Egyptian soldier. Learn why even cats and dogs were mummified, why the pharaohs were buried with boats and statues, why brave Egyptian soldiers had medals in the shape of flies and how the doctors of Egypt healed the sick. Discover what was inside the Great Pyramid at Giza, how Tutankhamun's tomb was found, what games Egyptian children played, what went on in the temples of Ancient Egypt and how hieroglyphics were deciphered. And much, much more!

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Living in Ancient Egypt - Norman Bancroft Hunt
ISBN: 9780816063383
Publication Date: 2008-11-01
Living in Ancient Egypt primarily focuses on an "ideal" period set some time in the later Pharaonic Era. This book examines all the aspects of daily life across all strata of Egyptian society, from the priestly caste to the lowliest peasant farmer and the slaves, from food to religious beliefs. Coverage includes the Egyptian farming cycle, the pharaoh's role, marriage and divorce, education and trade, and entertainment and games in Egyptian society. This reference is a useful tool for students wanting to learn more about living in ancient Egypt. Chapters include: *Nile, Giver of Life *Egyptian Society and Government *A Land Ruled by Gods.

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You Wouldn't Want to Be an Egyptian Mummy! - David Stewart; David Antram (Illustrator); David Salariya (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0531145972
Publication Date: 2001-09-01

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Clothes and Crafts in Ancient Egypt - Richard Balkwill
ISBN: 0836827333
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Like an archaeological dig, Clothes & Crafts in History offers readers an opportunity to uncover exciting details of past lives in ancient cities and times. From descriptions and physical evidence left behind, readers learn about the variety of materials and skills that craft workers used to produce kitchen utensils, clothes, jewelry, and other items. Each book in the series also includes information on festivals of the time and exciting project ideas that will help young readers identify with peoples and cultures of the past. The ancient Egyptians were skilled in the crafts of painting, pottery, and carving. They knew how to weave cloth and how to work with precious stones to make beautiful jewelry. They built magnificent palaces and elaborate tombs for their rulers and decorated the walls of these structures with paintings of gods and goddesses. You can also create a snake game, fashion a clay pot, and prepare for a fabulous Egyptian feast!

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