Unlocking the secrets

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By Teresa Sanders — educational journalist and children’s writer

The wealth of evidence that the Ancient Egyptians left behind has allowed us to unlock the secrets of their past


Ancient Egypt gave us one of the greatest sources of human culture. Its knowledge inspired early civilisations and its vision still influences modern society today. The question is just how did its people manage to create such an advanced way of living so long ago?

The answer lies in the wealth of evidence and information that the Ancient Egyptians left behind – it is almost as if they were challenging future generations to piece together the clues, solve the riddles and unlock the mysterious secrets of their lives. This issue focuses on six major discoveries from Ancient Egypt. Each discovery includes an explanatory note, essential facts for you, and classroom activities that have been graduated to provide progression of both knowledge and skills in a manageable, structured way. Additional support and extension activities are also included.

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