Ancient Egypt Resources
located in the Curriculum Lab
Adinolfi, JoAnn. THE
EGYPTIAN POLAR BEAR. A
lonely polar bear is swept away on an iceberg and winds up in Egypt
where he becomes the royal playmate of Rahotep the boy king. c1994.
De Paola, Tomie. BILL AND PETE GO DOWN THE NILE. Little William Everett Crocodile and his friend Pete take a class trip to a Cairo museum where they encounter a jewel thief. c1996.
Heide, Florence Parry.
THE DAY OF AHMED'S SECRET.
Laskowski, Jerzy. MASTER
OF THE ROYAL CATS.
Stolz, Mary. ZEKMET, THE
STONE CARVER: A TALE OF ANCIENT EGYPT.
Chosen to design a magnificent monument for a vain and demanding
Pharoah, an Egyptian stone carver conceives of and begins work on the
Sphinx which still stands in the Egyptian desert today. c1988.
Scott, Geoffrey. EGYPTIAN
Describes the various boats used in ancient Egypt.
Watson, Philip J. COSTUME
OF ANCIENT EGYPT. Outlines the
geography and history of Ancient Egypt and describes, in text and
illustrations, the materials and methods used to make clothing and the
typical styles of the era. c1987.
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Griffey, Harriet. SECRETS OF THE MUMMIES. Discusses the Egyptian preservation of dead bodies, stories associated with mummies, and mummies from different cultures, including Incan and Sicilian. c1998.
MUMMIES MADE IN EGYPT.
Describes the techniques and the reasons for the use of
mummification in ancient Egypt. c1979.
Overview of mummification and embalming including ancient beliefs
regarding life after death, rites, rituals, and ceremonies, and the latest
in the science of cryogenics. c1995.
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Deem, James M. HOW TO MAKE A MUMMY TALK. You'll discover how scientists investigate mummies, where to visit them, and how to write a mummy report on your own. c1995.
Divin, Marguerite. STORIES
FROM ANCIENT EGYPT.
Dolch, Edward W. STORIES
FROM OLD EGYPT. Twelve
tales adapted from the writings of the ancient Egyptians, including the
Pharaoh's Dream and the story of Osiris and Isis. 
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Green, Roger Lancelyn. TALES OF ANCIENT EGYPT. c1968.
Manniche, Lise. THE PRINCE
WHO KNEW HIS FATE.
Retells the 3,000 year-old Egyptian tale of the prince whose fate, to die
by a crocodile, a snake, or a dog, is decreed at his birth. Includes
additional information about the background of the story and the
civilization of ancient Egypt.
Scott, Henry Joseph.
HIEROGLYPHS FOR FUN; YOUR OWN SECRET CODE LANGUAGE.
Presents the basic "alphabet" of twenty-four hieroglyphic letters
with the approximate English sound they represent and briefly discusses
various other aspects of
Egyptian culture. 
Donoughue, Carol. THE
MYSTERY OF THE HIEROGLYPHS: THE STORY OF THE ROSETTA STONE AND THE RACE TO
DECIPHER EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS.
Compares the hieroglyphic system to modern
and alphabets in an entertaining narrative, complemented with
photographs, drawings, maps and historical timelines.
Giblin,. James. THE RIDDLE
OF THE ROSETTA STONE : KEY TO ANCIENT EGYPT. Describes how the discovery and deciphering of the Rosetta Stone
unlocked the secret of Egyptian hieroglyphics. c1990
Scott, Henry Joseph.
EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHS FOR EVERYONE; AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WRITING OF
Describes the grammar, pronunciation, and writing of words and
sentences in hieroglyphs. 
Woods, Geraldine. SCIENCE
IN ANCIENT EGYPT.
Discusses the achievements of the ancient Egyptians in science,
mathematics, astronomy, medicine, agriculture, and technology.
Macaulay, David. PYRAMID.
Text and black-and-white illustrations follow the intricate step-by-step
process of the building of an ancient Egyptian pyramid. c1975.
Isaacson, Philip M., 1924-
A SHORT WALK AROUND THE PYRAMIDS AND THROUGH THE WORLD OF ART.
Introduces tangible and abstract components of art, and the many
forms art can take including sculpture, pottery, painting, photographs,
and even furniture and cities. c1993.
Bennett, Olivia. A FAMILY
Describes the life of a ten-year-old Egyptian boy who lives in a
large village near Cairo with his farmer grandfather, his camel driver
father, and the rest of his extended family.
Brooks, Polly Schoyer.
CLEOPATRA: GODDESS OF EGYPT, ENEMY OF ROME.
A biography of the Egyptian queen who gained and maintained power
over her kingdom through her alliance with Julius Caesar. c1988.
HERSTORY: WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD. Queen
Hatshepsut -- Sappho -- Aspasia – Cleopatra
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Baker, Rosalie F. ANCIENT EGYPTIANS: PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS. Introduces 28 prominent Egyptian rules, writers, statesmen, architects, military officers, physicians and priests. c2001.
Baumann, Hans. THE WORLD
OF THE PHARAOHS. c1960.
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Cole, Joanna. MS. FRIZZLE'S ADVENTURES: ANCIENT EGYPT. Ms. Frizzle and her tour group are transported to ancient Egypt where they learn about the pyramids, mummification, flooding of the Nile, and other aspects of life in Egypt long ago. c2001.
Delafosse, Claude. HIDDEN
WORLD. EGYPTIAN TOMB. Discusses
the burial practices of ancient Egypt and explores the tomb of a woman
named Nenufar, describing the paintings and artifacts it contains.
Includes a paper flashlight that can be used to reveal hidden images on
the pages. c1999.
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Meltzer, Milton. IN THE DAYS OF THE PHARAOHS: A LOOK AT ANCIENT EGYPT. c2001.
Millard, Anne. PYRAMIDS.
Describes the pyramids of Egypt and the Americas and their
significance in the social, political, and religious life of long-vanished
Perl, Lila. MUMMIES,
TOMBS, AND TREASURE: SECRETS OF ANCIENT EGYPT.
Text and photographs examine the mummies and tombs of ancient
Nicholas Reeves with Nan Froman. Editors.
INTO THE MUMMY'S TOMB. An
account of Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun,
descriptions of the artifacts inside and their importance, the discovery
in 1988 of more artifacts, and theories about the curse associated with
the tomb. c1992.
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Andronik, Catherine M. HATSHEPSUT, HIS MAJESTY, HERSELF. A picture book biography of Hatshepsut, a queen in ancient Egypt who declared herself king and ruled as such for more than twenty years. c2001.
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Baines, John. ATLAS OF ANCIENT EGYPT. Chronological table, glossary, bibliography, gazetteer, index, 36 maps, 250 color photographs, 130 color drawings, 150 black and white photographs. c1984.
Green, Robert. TUTANKHAMUN.
Tells the story of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard
Carter and Lord Carnarvon and the supposed curse connected with it, as
well as information on the life and dynasty of the pharaoh. c1996.
Jenkins, Nancy. THE BOAT
BENEATH THE PYRAMID: KING CHEOPS' ROYAL SHIP.
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Murdoch, David. TUTANKHAMUN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A PHARAOH. Relates the story of the discover of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon and what it revealed about the funeral rites of the pharaoh. c1998.
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Wright, Rachel. EGYPTIANS: FACTS, THINGS TO MAKE, ACTIVITIES. Describes the civilization of ancient Egypt and provides instructions for related craft projects. c1992.
Glubok, Shirley. THE MUMMY
OF RAMOSE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN NOBLEMAN. Describes the life of an Egyptian nobleman of the Eighteenth
Dynasty and the mummification and funeral
rites that followed his death. c1978.
Knapp, Ron. TUTANKHAMUN
AND THE MYSTERIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT.
Describes the 1922 discovery of the treasure-laden tomb of Tutankhamen.
Also discusses life in Egypt during the pharaoh's rule. c1979.
Heinrichs, Ann. EGYPT.
Describes the geography, plants, animals, history, economy,
language, religions, culture, sports, arts, and people of Egypt. c1997.
Fisher, Leonard Everett.
PYRAMID OF THE SUN, PYRAMID OF THE MOON.
Discusses the history of the pyramids of Teotihuacan and of the
Aztecs, how they evolved from the Toltecs, how they lived and worshipped,
and how they were overcome by the Spaniards.
McGraw, Eloise, Jarvis. THE GOLDEN GOBLET. A young Egyptian boy struggles to reveal a hideous crime and reshape his own destiny. c1986.
Mitchison, Naomi. SUN AND
Recounts the adventures of Sun and Moon, the twin children of
Cleopatra and Mark Anthony. 
Peck, Richard. BLOSSOM
CULP AND THE SLEEP OF DEATH.
Blossom, high-school freshman and possessor of "second sight," helps an
Egyptian princess, dead for 3500 years, to regain her tomb, and in
addition saves a suffragette school teacher from losing her job in 1914.
Conway, Lorraine. ANCIENT
EGYPT: TREASURES, TOMBS AND TUTANKHAMEN.
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Hart, Avery. PYRAMIDS!: 50 HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES TO EXPERIENCE ANCIENT EGYPT. c1997
Sterling, Mary Ellen.
Broida, Marian. ANCIENT
EGYPTIANS AND THEIR NEIGHBORS: AN ACTIVITY GUIDE. Uses activities and
handicraft projects to reinforce information about the clothing,
architecture, writing, work, food, and religion of the Egyptians,
Mesopotamians, Nubians, and Hittites who lived in the Near East in ancient
Roehrig, Catharine H.
FUN WITH HIEROGLYPHS.
Kit includes 24 rubber stamps, hieroglyph guidebook, and ink pad.
Metropolitan Museum of Art. c1990.
KING TUT'S GAME. [game]
1 game (1 gameboard, 2 cubes, 10 playing pieces)
Ages 10 and up. For 2 players.
Senet, the game that King Tut played is a game of strategy and
luck. CADACO, c1977.
913.32 T784 pt.1,
THE TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMUN: AN INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT EGYPT.
[Slide] Center for Humanities, 1979. 160 slides (on
two carousels) + 2 sound cassettes + teacher's guide. Sound accompaniment compatible for manual and automatic
operation. A portrait of ancient Eygptian civilization as depicted in
representative art objects.
[videorecording] (58 min.) The story of PYRAMID takes place during the period
in Egyptian history known as the Old Kingdom.
It chronicles the building of the pyramid of King Khufu, called
Cheops by the Greeks, who ruled during Egypt's Fourth Dynasty.
While parts of the story are fictionalized, much of it is based
on historical events and on what has been learned from studying the
pyramid itself. The
pyramids really do exist and were built by real people. PBS Video, 1988.
(55 min.) A video travel
guide to what there is to do and see in Egypt. Republic Pictures Home
ANCIENT EGYPT. [videorecording]
(ca. 30 min.)
Experience the sights of Egypt again and again including the golden
treasures of Tutankhamon, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, the tombs of
the Pharoahs, the Sphinx, and The Great Pyramid of Giza. Discovery
Created by Donna Wallach, February 2003