Directions: Using the websites below, complete the various tasks related to Ancient Egyptian life and culture. Part I


Write a paragraph with a topic sentence about the differences between a nobleman’s life and a farmer’s life. Then write



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Write a paragraph with a topic sentence about the differences between a nobleman’s life and a farmer’s life. Then write three complete sentences that describe these differences.

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Part II: The Great Sphinx
The Great Sphinx is one of the symbols of Egyptian culture and was very important to its people. Go the website below to learn about the amazing piece of architecture and respond to questions.
http://www.guardians.net/egypt/sphinx/
Questions:

1. What is the body and head of The Great Sphinx? Head: ___________Body: __________________


2. Who ordered The Great Sphinx to be built? ___________________________________

3. What other great structure lines up with The Great Sphinx? ______________________________


4. What are the measurements of The Great Sphinx? Paws: ____ ft., Length: ____ ft., Head: _____ ft.

long and ______ ft. wide



Part III: Hieroglyphics
Just like the Sumerians used cuneiform, the Egyptians used hieroglyphics, or pictures, as their system of writing. Test your skills of understanding hieroglyphics at the website below:
http://library.thinkquest.org/J001590/data/alphabet/hiero.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0613


  1. What was a Pharaoh’s name written inside? __________________

  2. Draw the hieroglyph for the following letters:




A

S

T












  1. Answer the three riddles on the page:

a. What could you call the small rivers that flow into the Nile? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

b. When is a theater clumsy? __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

c. What did the girl melon say to the boy melon when she asked him to marry her?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __



Part IV: Mummification
As we studied, the after life was very important to the Ancient Egyptians. Therefore, the body needed to be prepared for its journey through the process of mummification. Go to the website below to learn about this extensive process:
http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/mummies/home.html
1. What was the reason for placing dead bodies in coffins? __________________________________

2. Why was there a need for mummifying bodies in the desert? ______________________________

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Now, Click “Story” to learn about the process of EMBALMING
3. List the SIX STEPS in the embalming process:

1. ________________________________________________________

2. ________________________________________________________

3. ________________________________________________________

4. ________________________________________________________

5. ________________________________________________________

6. ________________________________________________________


  1. Define a canopic jar: ___________________________________________________________

5. Select two Gods and explain what they protect:

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