Ancient cities grew up around rivers, for the rivers were the source of life for all the people and animals who lived there. The waters of the Nile were no different. They flooded every year, making the soil rich for growing crops.
In time, a civilization arose by the Nile whose wonders can still be seen today. From the Valley of the Kings to the great pyramids and the Sphinx, the almighty kings of Egypt left monuments to celebrate their glory for eternity.
You needn't take a boat, an airplane, or even a camel to discover this ancient place. You can discover lots about Egypt on the Web and in the library. Unearth the Nile's secrets with our Ancient Egypt Book List to guide you.
On the Web
All About Ancient Egypt
http://cybersleuth-kids.com/sleuth/History/Ancient_Civilizations/Egypt/ Explore daily life of the ancient Egyptians, their gods, pharoahs, pyramids, and hieroglyphics. The geography section includes maps.
Ancient Egypt for Kids
http://egypt.mrdonn.org/ This useful site has information on Egyptian gods, mummies, life in ancient Egypt, pharoahs, papyrus, achievements and inventions, hieroglyphics, and the gifts of the Nile.
Ancient Egyptian Beliefs
http://www.cyberkids.com/cw/ars/le/egypt/egypt1.html Tells the story of Osiris, his wife, Isis, and the evil brother, Seth. When you have finished the story, try the Pyramid Crossword Puzzle.
Mysteries of the Nile
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/egypt/ "Explore the Pyramids, temples, and other monumental architecture of ancient Egypt through riveting 360° photos shot during this NOVA/PBS Online Adventure."
Secrets of the Pharoahs
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/pharaohs/ This PBS site has a timeline of the pharoahs and historical maps. Check out Secrets and Science to learn the ways modern science lets us learn more about ancient Egypt than ever before.