King Tut and Great Pharaohs (Virtual Tour (The Grand Gallery was used to…
King Tut and Great Pharaohs
Giza is located just outside what Ancient City?
How many blocks were used building the pyramids?
How many years did it take to build them?
When did construction begin on the pyramids?
4,500 years ago
What is a Necropolis? Why are the Pyramids referred to that way?
A necropolis is a large cemetery. Pyramids were referred to this way because they were used to house dead rulers
List two purposes of the pyramids.
To house dead kings and queens
What materials were used in building the pyramids?
Who is Howard Carter (Google)
Howard Carter discovered King Tuts tomb in 1922
The Grand Gallery was used to study the moon and to help make calendars
Pharaoh tombs contained gold and other treasures for the pharaoh to use in the afterlife
The Queens chamber was meant for priests to stay while the studied the stars in the Grand Gallery
The pharaohs pets were sometimes killed and placed into the tomb to join the Pharaoh in the afterlife
Going down up the ascending passageway you'll find the Grand Gallery and the Queens Chamber
Sometimes the pharaohs wife would be killed with the pharaoh
At the end of this passageway is a crudely made tomb that was thought to be meant for the Pharaoh
The Egyptians would build ships for the pharaohs to use in the afterlife
There's a passageway going down into the pyramid at a 26 degree angle
The pyramids used to not be smooth sided like they are today, but weathering has made them the way they are today
The then would remove the internal organs and place them in urns to store in the tomb
Next the body is stuffed and covered with natron to dry the body of liquids
The Egyptians would remove the brain of the body with a hook
The body was then covered in Resin to preserve and harden the skin
Finally the body would be wrapped in linen and placed inside the sarcophagus
King Tut and the Great Pharaohs
The Great Sphinx and Stonehenge are similar due to both being megaliths and it is one of the largest stone sculptures in the world.
Sphinx, Stonehenge, Megalith
The Great Sphinx guards the Great Pyramid and is a human head on a lion's body.
Sphinx, Guards, Pyramid
King Tut's tomb is in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Egypt. This was where the Pharaohs and powerful nobles were buried for around 500 years during the history of Ancient Egypt.
Tut, Luxor, Nobles
Egyptians believed the dead enjoyed such materials in the afterlife such as King Tut's tomb actually having board games in it.
Afterlife, Tut, Board Game
While King Tut is the most well known of the Pharaohs, Ramses II was the greatest pharaoh of ancient Egypt.
Ramses, Greatest, Pharaohs
Darius I was a great ruler that united his country into a major empire.
Darius I, united, major empire
Darius I was defeated at the Battle of Marathon by the Athenian Army.
Darius, Defeated, Marathon
Darius I is an important figure in a biblical story.
Darius, Important, Biblical
Walk like an Egyptian
The political order of Egypt around 3200 BC was based on wealthy farmers who emerged as leaders.
Political, Farmers, Egypt
Memphis was the capital of Egypt from 2950 BC to 2180 BC. Some historians estimate that, during its peak, Memphis was the largest city in the world.
Capital, Memphis, Largest
The factor contributed most to the growth of trade in the New Kingdom on Egypt's conquest of distant lands.
Trade, New Kingdom, conquest
Ramses II was crowned Pharaoh when he was 25 years old after his fathers death
Ramses II was the greatest pharaoh in all of Egypt
He rebuilt many temples in Egypt during his rule