In this chapter you have studied the countries of North Africa. The country of Egypt has a civilization that dates back almost 5,000 years. The Egyptian people, who made their home beside the Nile River, built incredible tombs and monuments, developed a complex writing system, and established a powerful government structure.
Destination Title: Ancient Egypt
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Start at the Ancient Egypt Web site.
- Click on Egyptian Life in the menu on the left of the screen. Click on and read the Story about the daily life of two Egyptian families.
- Return to the main screen. Click on Mummification. Read to the end of the page, and then click on Story. Follow the links titled Embalming and Wrapping to find out how a mummy was made.
- Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.