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The art of writing

Tomb treasures

Life after death

Review

Secrets of the Egyptiansands

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Much of what we know about ancient Egyptian beliefs comesfrom the clues they left behind. The biggest things that remainare the pyramids.

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Inside the pyramids are lots of clues too. Look at all of theseartefacts that have been found in the pyramids of some ancientEgyptian pharaohs…

Figures ofpeople and

animals Osiris

Tomb painting

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Try doing some of your own research into pyramids and theartefacts that have been found in them. Can you answer any of these questions?

Which people were buried in pyramids?

Why were people buried with objects?

What do these objects show us about life and beliefs in ancient Egypt?

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The scrolls also tell us that the pyramids kept getting broken into by robbers. So instead of burying the pharaohs in pyramids, the Egyptians started burying them in tombs, in a place called the Valley of the Kings.

The Valley of the Kings is a rugged, rocky place. It was easierto hide the tombs and their treasures.

Only the pharaohs were buriedin the Valley of the Kings. Less important people were buried in smaller tombs in different parts of the country.

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One of the most famous tombs that has ever been discoveredin the Valley of the Kings is the tomb of Tutankhamun.

One of the most important items found in the tomb was Tutankhamun’s golden death mask. What does the mask tell us about:

The importance of pharaohs?

The skills of ancient Egyptian workers?

The beliefs of the ancient Egyptians?