Egyptian Art Investigate the following sites and answer the questions. The Ancient Pyramids: Go to



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Egyptian Art

Investigate the following sites and answer the questions.

  1. The Ancient Pyramids: Go to http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/

Click on Explore the Pyramids:

  1. Who built the pyramids? (Name the 3 Pharaohs)

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  1. How old are the pyramids? (Around what year were they built?)

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  1. What are hieroglyphics?

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  1. Write the word for water in hieroglyphics

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  1. Look at scaling the pyramids and answer the following questions.

  • How deep does the passageway go down to the actual burial chamber?

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  • How tall is the great pyramid?

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  • How many blocks did it take to build a pyramid? What does one block weigh?

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  1. Take a virtual tour of several pyramid sites.



  1. Pyramids were built as a burial tomb. The contents of the pyramid depended upon who was buried there. Go to this website to view some typical artifacts found in a pyramid and see if you can determine who might be buried within the tomb.

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/games/interactiveadventures/tomb-unknown-mummy/.

Who is mummified in the pyramid? __________________________________

  1. Egyptian Gods and Symbols. Go to this website and consider the following questions. http://www.artsconnected.org/collection/102739/ancient-egyptian-gods-and-symbols?print=true

What themes do you notice?___________________________________________

What does the art say about the spirituality of Egyptians? _________________

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What symbol or god is most impressive to you?

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  1. Go to this website: http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ancient-egypt1.html. You are going to view at least 3 different videos at this site that describe ancient Egyptian art.



  1. View from the Old Kingdom: Seated Scribe

Why does this statue look more relaxed than typical Egyptian statues?

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  1. Choose a video from the New Kingdom. Write the name of the video you viewed below:

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  1. View the Rosetta Stone from the Ptolemaic Period.

Why was the discovery of this stone so important?

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  1. Learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphics. Go to this website: http://library.thinkquest.org/J002046F/how_to_write_hieroglyphics.htm

Copy and paste the hieroglyphic symbols for your name in a Word document and print it off.


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