Grade 6
A Closer Look
  Egyptian Burial
(Use with pp. 194-195.)

Use the Internet to uncover more information about how ancient Egyptians prepared for the afterlife.

The Step Pyramid Complex of Djoser
Use the floor plan and illustrations at this site to explore the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Egypt.
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/arth/zoser/zoser.html

The Great Pyramid of Giza
For extensive background information on the Great Pyramid, check out this hyperlinked article. This page is part of the Seven Wonders Internet site.
http://www.sevenwondersworld.com/wonders_of_world_giza_pyramid.html

Pyramids: The Inside Story
Journey inside the pyramids of Kharfe, Menkaure, and Khufu, as well as the Sphinx at this rich site from NOVA Online. Panoramic videos, photographs, and descriptions uncover the mysteries of these ancient burial sites. You can find information on life in ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics, and the construction of the pyramids. Be sure to check out the Excavation sections, where you can follow a recent archaeological dig near Giza designed to look for a lost palace for the kings and their attendants.

Use the scale information at this site to help you build a scale model of one of the pyramids you explored.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/


 


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