Ancient Egypt Book List

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.

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself

By Carmella Van Vleet

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"From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, this interactive activity book explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians with more than two dozen hands-on projects. The text covers ancient Egyptian food and housing, games and toys, farming, medicine, clothing and jewelry, as well as gods, pharaohs, hieroglyphs, pyramids, temples, and mummies.

"Engaging projects that use easily obtainable materials and require little adult supervision build on what is taught in each section and include building a shaduf, making a 1:1,000 scale model of the Great Pyramid, cooking flatbread, recreating papyrus, mixing perfume, designing a cartouche using hieroglyphs, and making sandals in the style worn by King Tut."

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Kingfisher Voyages: Ancient Egypt

By Simon Adams

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"Journey along the world's longest river, from the Nile delta to Nubia, with Egyptologist Kent Weeks. Open the panoramic gatefold to discover the magnificence of a pharaoh's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, and then turn the transparent pages to reveal the effects of 3,000 years on a human mummy. Along the way readers will peer inside incredible pyramids and take a journey into the Next World as they learn the secrets of the dead. At the end, intrepid explorers witness how today's scientists are using CAT scans and other cutting-edge technology to uncover the answers to some of ancient Egypt's most intriguing mysteries."
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The Ancient Egyptians: Dress, Eat, Write, and Play Just Like the Egyptians

By Fiona Macdonald

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Step into the world of the ancient Egyptians! Make your own beaded collar, challenge a friend to the ancient game of senet, make papyrus paper, learn to write in hieroglyphs, measure time with a water clock, and paint a life-size pharaoh. Fascinating facts and thirteen easy-to-do activities involve young readers in exploring this ancient civilization and its people.

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The Everything Kids' Mummies, Pharaohs, and Pyramids: Puzzle and Activity Book: Discover the Mysterious Secrets of Ancient Egypt

By Beth L. Blair and Jennifer A. Ericsson

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"Is there is such a thing as a mummy’s curse? How were the ancient pyramids built? What did the pharaohs do all day? All of these questions—and more—will be answered in this fun activity book. Kids will feel like real-life archaeologists when they solve puzzles and try activities about: famous pharaohs like King Tut and Ramses; gods like Osiris and Anubis; what the Egyptians believed about the afterlife; tools and laborers used to build the pyramids; tomb treasures like pottery, paintings, and hieroglyphics; Egypt- and mummy-related Halloween costume ideas; and more!"
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Foods and Cooking in Ancient Egypt

By Clive Gifford

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"The ancient Egyptian civilization lasted from around 3000 BC all the way to 30 BC, and despite being built over 2000 years ago many of their grand structures still stand today. The food that drove this civilization to success was as fiery and spicy as the Egyptians themselves. This book contains easy-to-follow recipes from the ancient Egyptian recipe book such as the flavorful, seed-based Dukkah dip."
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Ancient Egyptian Warfare

By Phyllis G. Jestice

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Worshipping gods. Building temples and pyramids. Learning to defend Egypt from foreign invaders. Developing Bronze Age weapons. Experience life as an Egyptian foot soldier! Learn how ancient Egyptians lived during a 200-year occupation of Lower Egypt by the Hyksos. Discover how the peaceful Egyptians were forced to defend their land with simple weapons. Learn how they adopted the use of the composite bow and more...

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The Egyptians: Life in Ancient Egypt

By Liz Sonneborn

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"The Ancient Egyptians were known for their large stone pyramids, but did you also know that the Egyptians turned some cats into mummies after they died? They also made a strong kind of paper by pressing together layers of a plant, and they performed surgery as early as 4,500 years ago. Find out what life was like in the mighty empire of Ancient Egypt. In this book, you ll learn about people s daily activities, religion, buildings, inventions, and leaders. Photographs and vivid comic-style illustrations help bring this culture to life!"
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Ancient Egypt: An Interactive History Adventure

By Heather Adamson

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"3 story paths, 43 choices, 22 endings"
Describes the life and times of the era known as Ancient Egypt. The readers' choices reveal the historical details of life as a pyramid builder in the Old Kingdom, life as an artist in the New Kingdom, and life as a soldier or royal servant in the Ptolemaic Period.

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What Do We Know About the Egyptians?

By Joanna Defrates

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Find out what we know, and share your new knowledge with others!
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Science in Ancient Egypt

By Geraldine Woods

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Discover the achievements of the ancient Egyptians in science, mathematics, astronomy, medicine, agriculture, and technology.

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