Egyptian Art Investigate the following sites and answer the questions. The Ancient Pyramids: Go to
Investigate the following sites and answer the questions.
The Ancient Pyramids: Go to
Click on Explore the Pyramids:
Who built the pyramids? (Name the 3 Pharaohs)
How old are the pyramids? (Around what year were they built?)
What are hieroglyphics?
Write the word
for water in hieroglyphics
Look at scaling the pyramids and answer the following questions.
How deep does the passageway go down to the actual burial chamber?
How tall is the great pyramid?
How many blocks did it take to build a pyramid? What does one block weigh?
Take a virtual tour of several pyramid sites.
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.
Who is mummified in the pyramid? __________________________________
Egyptian Gods and Symbols. Go to this website and consider the following questions.
What themes do you notice?___________________________________________
What does the art say about the spirituality of Egyptians? _________________
What symbol or god is most impressive to you?
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.
View from the Old Kingdom:
Why does this statue look more relaxed than typical Egyptian statues?
Choose a video from the New Kingdom. Write the name of the video you viewed below:
View the Rosetta Stone from the Ptolemaic Period.
Why was the discovery of this stone so important?
Learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphics. Go to this website:
Copy and paste the hieroglyphic symbols for your name in a Word document and print it off.
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