Akhenaten: The Rebel Pharaoh
Meet the man born Amenhotep IV, who changed his name to Akhenaten to signify his sole allegiance to Aten, forsaking Egypt’s traditional pantheon. See how his monotheism shook the country, and view the dramatic artistic results of his slogan “Living in Truth.”
Conquerors: Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great’s triumphs over the Persian and Egyptian empires are some of the most spectacular campaigns of conquest in history. But what inner conflicts drove this great military leader? Follow the story of a man who assumed power at age 22 and died at 33.
Discover Magazine: Mummies
Discover a South American culture that began mummifying their dead thousands of years before the Egyptians. Then travel to Bolivia, where archaeologists and astronomers alike have been puzzled for centuries by the structural remains of a lost city in the Andes.
Hatshepsut: The Queen Who Would Be King
Learn how Hatshepsut overturned a thousand years of Egyptian tradition to become the first woman pharaoh. Study the amazing accomplishments of her reign, particularly the building campaigns, and see how ancient and modern prejudices conspired to withhold her credit.
The Mystery of Tutankhamen
There was more to this boy king than his burial treasure. He had to contend with the legacy of his father, Akhenaten, and he restored Egypt’s old religious order. But his untimely death leads some to ask: Was there a murderer lurking in the court of Tutankhamen?
Nile: Passage to Egypt CD-ROM
Beautiful graphics offer an immersing journey along the Nile, making this CD-ROM popular with both kids and adults. You can study many of the historical and cultural events of Egypt; there is also a journal feature that kids can use for assignments.
Ramses the Great
Ramses built more monuments and fathered more children than any other pharaoh. Relive his crowning moment—his legendary standoff with superior Hittite forces at Kadesh—and his one possible loss, against Moses and the God of the Israelites in the biblical exodus.
Seven Wonders of the World: Magic Metropolis
Standing over 300 feet tall, Alexander the Great’s Lighthouse in Alexandria was the tallest structure of its time. Discover the answers to questions that have baffled archaeologists for centuries—how was it built, what did it look like? —through excavations that bring the ancient world to life.
Sneferu: King of the Pyramids
Sneferu was the king who made Egypt an international power, and his sons built the pyramids at Giza. Learn why mummification and pyramid building became important burial rituals and how Sneferu solved the engineering problems of earlier pyramid efforts.
TLC Elementary School: Ancient Egypt
Cleopatra’s Palace Home • Teacher Background
Travel back to the world of pharaohs, sphinxes, pyramids, and hieroglyphics in this three-segment video.
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