Welcome to Egypt. It is a country in North Africa. Read on to learn what life in Egypt was like more than 2,000 years ago.
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Kings and queens ruled ancient Egypt. They were called pharaohs. They made laws and led armies. This mask was made to look like King Tutankhamen.
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The Egyptians believed in a life after death. A dead body was dried and wrapped in fabric. That is called a mummy. The mummy below was buried in a painted case.
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The Egyptians wrote in pictures. The pictures are called hieroglyphs. They were often carved in stone. Hieroglyphs tell stories. They teach us about people and events in Egypt’s history.
The Nile passes through Egypt. It is the longest river in the world. Ancient Egyptians sailed up and down the Nile. That is how they traded goods with other countries.