Friday, August 26, 2011
Research Sites for Ancient Egypt
Excellent General Sites The British Museum The ORIGINAL Tomb Raiders, and the finest Egyptological collection outside of Egypt. Mysteries of Egypt A good general site from civilization.canada, eh? Ancient Egypt Site Created by an Egyptologist, this site has gathered great resources from many places and put them here. Tour Egypt! Once you get past the fact that they're trying to sell you, everyone you know or ever met a tour of Egypt, you'll find that this site has good, accurate information. And if you get sick of researching, you can buy stuff! BBC—Ancient Egyptians Everything Egypt from soup to nuts. (beginning to end) Information on pyramids and monuments, pharaohs, mummification, religion, daily life and hieroglyphs fill this site with well-illustrated information. They even have GAMES! Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World Explore Egypt National Geographic style. News stories, interactive features and other information grace this site. Like an Egyptian themed amusement park. And don't forget Ms. Jaffe's links page (which is open when we are studying Egypt, but not always). There are many overlaps, but some updates. Excellent Sites about specific topics. Pharaohs PBS on Pharaohs. Pyramids PBS on Pyramids. Obelisks Part of the Secrets of Lost Empires series from PBS..
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