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Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians flourished in the Nile River Valley in North Africa for more than 3,000 years. Much of what we know about their culture comes from the objects found in burial tombs. These tombs contain a wealth of information about Egyptian life, including beliefs, technology, and their daily life. Furthermore, Egyptians recorded much of these events in writing, making the study of their ancient society far more accessible and comprehensible.

The following guide is designed for use in the Museum’s galleries or in the classroom. The unit can be viewed online or through the use of a presentation and educator notes. We encourage you to start by looking at the object, and then consider the question and information provided.

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