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Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Discover Education Video - People of the Nile
This segment introduces the people of the Nile River from Burundi to the Mediterranean, such as the Nuer people and modern day Egyptians. (14:40 min) Remember to logon with cms in front of your student id number. This video will give you a modern look at the Nile River.
Discovery Education Video - Gift of the NIle
Ahtet keeps a journal that reports on the abundance of life along the Nile River. He describes how the Egyptians farmed and irrigated the land along the river. (3:45 min) Remember to log on with cms in front of your student id number and your birthdate.
Discovery Education Video - Ancient Egyptians
The Nile River has always been the defining feature of ancient Egyptian civilization. Its floodwaters irrigated crops, its papyrus was used to make a type of paper, its waters provided trade and commerce routes, and the limestone along its banks was used to build the Great Pyramids.(5:06 min) Remember to logon with cms in front of your student id number and your birthdate.
EBSCO eBook - The Nile: River in the Sand
The Nile is the world's longest river and the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world. This book takes readers along the “River in the Sand” as it flows north from its source in central Africa to the Mediterranean Sea, crossing thousands of miles of desert. Ancient Egyptians depended on the Nile's annual floods to deposit fertile soil for farming. The Nile also provided water for irrigation and was a main transportation route. Today, the Nile remains vital, with more than 70 million people growing crops in the river's basin and fishing in its waters. The impact on the river of the Aswan High Dam, population growth, and climate change is also examined. (reading level 6.6)
Website - Ancient Egypt Geography and the Nile River
This site provides a map and explains the importance of the Nile River to Ancient Egyptians.
Website - Facts About the River NIle
Basic geography facts and an explanation of why the river was so important to ancient Egyptians.
Website: Life Along the NIle
This is a great site to find about what food the Nile provided and how it impacted the lives of ancient Egyptians.
Religion in Ancient Egypt
Please use the link in the top block for the database - Early Peoples in the first block and look at the link for Beliefs, Gods and Goddesses.
Also please look at the World Book eBook- Ancient Egyptians and go to the table of contents to find a chapter on "Beliefs, Gods, and Goddesses".
Pharaoh Tutankhamun / King Tut
Discovery Education Video - Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Boy King
Analyzes the childhood and reign of King Tutankhamen, known as King Tut, and explores the mysteries surrounding his death.(7:11 min) Please logon with cms in front of your student Id number and your birthdate.
EBSCO eBook - The tomb of King Tutankhamun
A royal treasure buried for 3,000 years … On November 4, 1922, a British archaeologist named Howard Carter unearthed a buried staircase in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. At the bottom of the staircase was a door bearing the name Tutankhamen. That door led Carter to rooms filled with gold treasures and ancient statues. And deep in the tomb lay the mummy of a king, covered in jewels and sealed in a golden coffin. Interest Level 5-8
Website - Tutankhamun
This page has a lot of major facts about the pharaoh.
Website - Tutankhamun
This site has a brief biography.
Website - Facts About King Tut
Interesting facts about King Tut are on this site.
Website Tut Facts and FAQ
This site has lots of information about King Tut.
Explora/EBSCO article - Who is Buried in King Tut's Tomb
The article focuses on a research done on Egypt's most famous tomb of king Tut also known as Tutankhamen and mentions that archaeologist thinks that mummy of another legendary figure, Queen Nefertiti.
Explora/EBSCO article - The Mystery of KIng Tut's Dagger
The article reveals the mystery of the dagger blade discovered by experts at the tomb of King Tut of Egypt which is made of a meteorite or a space rock.
YouTube Video - KIng Tut and his Treasures for Kids
The pharaoh Tutankhamun is one of the most famous Egyptian rulers in history. Known by many as 'King Tut,' Tutankhamun is most famous for the incredible treasures in his tomb. Undisturbed for over 3,000 years until archaeologist Howard Carter uncovered it in 1922, thousands of priceless artifacts lay inside. (5:20 min)
EBSCO eBook: Tut's Deadly Tomb
The mummy of King Tutankhamun, the Egyptian boy king, had not been disturbed for over 3,000 years. In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter and his team discovered the ancient tomb and examined the dazzling treasures within its chambers. However, soon after the thrilling discovery, a member of Carter's team became ill and died. Stories of other deaths connected to the tomb followed. Had an ancient curse doomed those who entered the pharaoh's tomb?