Special features include a clickable virtual tour of the New Kingdom with degree panoramas including the West Bank of Thebes, Abydos and Karnak; a clickable virtual tour of New Kingdom primary source art; a dozen video clips from the series; a timeline of years identifying major events of the New Kingdom; a tour of a day in the life of Ancient Egyptians; and an exploration of hieroglyphics.
There are also discussions of powerful Egyptian women, pharaohs, and Egyptian society. Visitors to the site can also examine a wall relief in the Pharaoh section and try to identify objects in a museum.
There are eight lesson plans for educators. Site page design look a little dated, but strong content and multimedia features more than compensate. Embedded YouTube video and 3D multimedia play a key role at the site, especially in the engaging Rebuilding Ancient Temples exposition and the Ancient Videos section.
A nice mix of essays, images, and active-learning multimedia. Unfortunately, some prominent links to related National Geographic are broken.
Shockwave-generated activities include an exploration of the underworld, a map reading challenge, an Egyptian numerals test, a hieroglyphics challenge, a time-keeping challenge, a match-tool-to-craftsman challenge, and a challenge to figure out the find out the height, area and weight of the Great Pyramid.
A special feature is an interactive atlas that provides streaming animations, an interactive 3D tour, measuring tools for scalable maps, plans, sections and drawings, interactive tomb highlighting for all images, a visual search and filter tool, and zoomable aerial photographs with highlights.
Related National Geographical articles and presentations include: You can view various museum artifacts related to life as a nobleman or farmer, take a virtual tour of pyramids and temples and view a series of political, social, and natural maps —though the maps are not interactive. Secrets of an Ancient World This National Geographic Society presentation reveals the interior organization and a number of facts about the construction of the pyramids.
Finally, the site has a Discovering Ancient Egypt shop where you can game and educational software, books, posters, art prints and photos with an ancient Egyptian theme. The Pharaohs and Dynasties contains various essays, including a discussion of Hatshepsut, Ramses II, and photo gallery of Tutankhamun tomb and great dynasties.
Ancient Egypt The British Museum site offers good images, simulations, and games to make the study of Ancient Egypt enticing for students.
The site was created in and the Postcard section is no longer active. The Kings and Queens section is more essay format, but again features excellent images. Special features include a video tour of the pyramids and an interactive tour of the pyramids, There is also a timeline, news stories, a quiz game on daily life in Ancient Egypt, and lesson plans on Mummies.
Clickable mummies guide students through the Mummification process, with explanations of embalming and wrapping. Overall, a great introduction to ancient Egypt for kids, though the layout and multimedia are not as fresh and enticing as what can be found at other sites aimed at children.
Of note is the engaging multimedia tour that includes panoramic images of the tomb chamber and audio commentary. Mind you, there is no need to buy the video to make good use of the online materials!Egypt Web Sites; Lesson Plans, Activities, and more; Egypt Web Sites.
Mark Millmore’s Ancient Egypt Mark Millmore’s fun and educational site is comprehensive, updated .Download