Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt

Five thousand years ago the chain of independent city-states lining the River Nile united to form one long, thin country ruled by one king, or pharaoh. Almost instantly a highly distinctive culture developed. For almost 30 centuries Egypt remained the foremost nation in the Mediterranean world.

Then, in 332 BC, the arrival of Alexander the Great heralded the end of the Egyptian way of life.

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Library Resources

On the shelves

Also remember to look for books under Ancient Civilisations.  Many will include chapters or pages on Ancient Egypt.


Reference Resources

General encyclopedia

  • World Book

Subject encyclopedia

The following encyclopedia may provide you with some useful information:

  • Exploring Ancient Civilizations - Volume 4 you will find information on Ancient Egypt. However, don't forget to also use the index where you can locate further material for your research. Just some extra topics that can be found in this encyclopedia are: Amenhotep III (Vol. 1) - Cleopatra (Vol. 3) - Pyramids (Vol.8)

Web Resources


Web resources - Art

Web resources - Mummies

 Web resources - The Pyramids

Web resources - Religion 

Web resources - The Great Sphinx of Giza

Web resources - Tutankhamun

Web resources - Writing

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