Discover More About Egypt
Many of the everyday items we use today have their roots in the ancient Egyptian civilisation, such as paper, toothpaste, the written language and the 365 day calendar.
Queen Nefertiti’s name means 'the beautiful one has come'. Her use of eyeliner, henna and hair extensions thousands of years ago still inspire modern day fashions.
The Ancient Egyptians mummified not only people but animals as well. Archaeologists have found pet cats, cows and even a mummified crocodile, many of which can be seen at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The Nile is the second longest river on Earth, flowing north to its end in the Mediterranean near Alexandria. As one of the driest countries in the world, most of Egypt’s population live around the river.
There are over 60 tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Artwork remains on the walls and helps us gain an insight into the lives of the pharaohs who were buried here.
The Sphinx is a mythical creature of the ancient Egyptians, with the body of the lion and the head of a human; there are many theories as what they represent. The most famous is the Great Sphinx of Giza, which guards the great pyramids.