Ancient Egypt

This pathfinder was created for the Three Rivers School "Egypt" assignment January 2007.

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Book Resources
Use our online catalog (OPAC) to search for books about your topic.  To search the OPAC type in the key words of your topic in the "Search our catalog" box our library Web Page (  If you're researching a person, type in the person's name. If you have a broad topic like "Egypt," try adding another keyword (like "Pyramids" or "Mummies")  to narrow your topic.  

Most books on Ancient Egypt are in the Call Number 932s.  You may also find books that include Ancient Egypt information related to topics like Mummies (393.3), Hieroglyphics (493.1) and Art (700's).  Biographies of famous people from this era are in the Biography section in the children's room or in the adult area.  Both Children's and Adult biographies are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the person the book is about.  

If the books you want are checked out, you can  place holds on books if the titles you find are checked out or at another library.  Please ask if you need help placing a hold, that is what we're here for. 

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Reference Books
JR932 Ancient     Ancient Civilizations
This multi-volume set covers all ancient civilizations.  You will need to look up your specific area of interest.

JR932 Baker     Ancient Egyptians
A one volume encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt that focuses solely on the people of ancient Egypt. The entries are arranged alphabetically by name.

JR709 Book      The Book of Art
An extensive multi-volume encyclopedia covers many aspects of art. Look in the index to find out where the articles on Egyptian art are located.

R932.014 Clayton     Chronicle of the Pharaohs  (adult reference)
This book is a reign-by-reign record of the rulers and dynasties of Ancient Egypt arranged chronologically. 

R932 Bunson     The Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt  (adult reference)
This one volume encyclopedia contains alphabetically arranged information about many aspects of ancient Egypt, including both subjects and people.

JR910.9 Grolier      The Grolier Student Library of Explorers and Exploration
Volume 1 of this encyclopedia set is devoted to the earliest Explorers, and does cover some Egyptian explorers.

R932.014 Valley     Valley of the Kings   (adult reference)
This book explores the temples of ancient Egypt, the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the tombs of the Nobles. What makes this book exceptional are the color photographs and diagrams it contains. 

R932 Ancient     World Eras, vol. 5 Ancient Egypt 2615-332 B.C.E.  (adult reference)
Volume 5 of this multi-volume encyclopedia is devoted to ancient Egypt. Information is arranged by subject. For example geography, the arts, communication, transportation, social class system, politics, law, military, recreation, daily life, religion, family life, science, health, and many more.

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Web Resources
Ancient Egypt
At this site from the British Museum, learn about Egyptian life, geography, gods & goddesses, mummification, Pharoahs, pyramids, temples, timekeeping, trades and writing.

Ancient Egypt Webquest
"Elementary and middle students can now enjoy locating information on Ancient Egypt! Learn about Ancient Egyptian daily life, Egyptian mummies, Egyptian Hieroglyphics, King Tut (Tutankhamen), Egyptian games and Archeology."

Biography Resource Center
To get to the Biography Resource Center, go to the above address and scroll down until you see the link. Once there, you will need to enter your library card number and the last 4 digits of your telephone number. An extensive database of biographies.  Just type in your person's name, and often you can find several articles on one individual.

Discovering Egypt
Information about pyramids and temples, kings, queens, and pharoahs, hieroglyphics, and more.

This site by Emory University contains crisp, clickable photos and information about topics such as daily life, mythology, pharaohs, nobles, priests, scribes, farmers, and also has maps and teacher resources.

Egyptian Kings
Brief biographies of Egyptian Kings covering 2920 BC (BCE) to 565 AD (CE) from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.

National Geographic: Secrets of Egypt

Discover the secrets of Ancient Egypt through various National Geographic sources: magazines, media and interactive games.

Life in Ancient Egypt
The Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Egypt exhibit explores daily life, customs, religion, and much more. Click on images to enlarge the picture and view additional information about the object.

Mummies of Ancient Egypt
This site explains what mummies are, how they are made, who they were, and the Egyptian afterlife. Also included is information about hieroglyphs, a glossary, and timeline.

Mysteries of the Nile
This site from NOVA online explores old and new kingdoms of Egypt, the pyramids, and more.

The Pyramids: Design and Construction
Explore the theories behind how the pyramids were created in this site from the Egyptian Ministry of tourism.

The Rosetta Stone
Provides a partial translation of the stones, and information on the translator Jean-Francois Champollion. Some of the links require Real Player audio capability.

Theban Mapping Project
Tour major monuments in Thebes and along the Nile, explore the tombs of ancient pharaohs, and observe an excavation in progress. This site has clear and colorful graphics and photographs making it a must see!

Virtual Egypt
This site has a vast amount of information about gods, pharaohs, hieroglyphics and much more. 

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Ancient Egypt Fiction
Casting the Gods Adrift by Geraldine McCaughrean
Tutmose, an apprentice sculptor, and his nearly-blind brother, Ibrim, an apprentice musician, are content at the court of Pharoah Akhenaten, but their father rages against Pharoah's rejection of traditional Egyptian gods and plots a deadly revenge.

Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile by Kristiana Gregory
While her father is in hiding after attempts on his life, twelve-year-old Cleopatra records in her diary how she fears for her own safety and hopes to survive to become Queen of Egypt some day.

The Dragon and the Thief by Gillian Bradshaw
In ancient Egypt an unlucky young man meets a wealthy dragon and together they find dangerous but exciting adventure.

His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut by Dorothy Sharp Carter
A fictionalized account of the life of Hatshepsut, a queen in ancient Egypt who declared herself king and ruled as such for more than twenty years.

Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
The adventures of an ingenious Egyptian slave girl who undertakes a dangerous assignment as a spy in the royal palace of Thebes, in the days when Queen Hatshepsut ruled.

A Place in the Sun by Jill Rubacalba
In ancient Egypt, the gifted young son of a sculptor is taken into slavery when he attempts to save his father's life, and is himself almost killed before his exceptional talent leads Pharoah to name him Royal Sculptor.

The Ugly Goddess by Elsa Marsten
Fourteen-year-old Princess Meret is unhappy with her future as consort of the Egyptian god Amun, especially after meeting Hector, a handsome Greek soldier, but when she is kidnapped, it is up to Hector and a young servant boy to help rescue her with the aid of the goddess Taweret.

The Wadjet Eye by Jill Rubalcaba
After his mother dies, Damon, a young medical student living in Alexandria, Egypt, in 45 B.C., makes a perilous journey to Spain to locate his father who is serving in the Roman army led by Julius Caesar.

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School: Three Rivers
Date Assigned:  January 2007
Teacher:  Mrs. Foisset

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