Author: BBC History
Full Text & Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/
The Internet, Online, 28/3/2015
There has long been a fascination in Britain with the world of ancient Egypt – what is it about this mysterious civilisation that so catches the imagination? I love it too. Travelling to Egypt and visiting their museums and sites are on my Bucketlist.
As an Egyptian vizier, or chief minister, you must undertake the most important project of your career – to build the king’s tomb
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Mummification is indelibly associated with ancient Egypt, but many cultures have made us
Mummy Maker – Prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for buriale of the technique.
Animals played an important part in the ancient Egyptian belief system, with sacred creatures and even pets being preserved for eternity.
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Tutankhamun’s tomb is one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological finds, despite the young king’s relatively obscure life. What makes him so special?
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The letters and inscriptions shown in this gallery offer a unique insight into the world of ancient Egypt, from the biography of a daring explorer to the letters of an angry farmer.
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