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We believe his name was MENES and he joined the two Kingdoms together by creating a capital called MEMPHIS.

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Some 7000 years ago tribes of men began to farm on the banks of the River Nile in the North of Africa and so began Prehistoric Egypt.

Egyptian Beginnings

 

What we know as Ancient Egypt didn’t begin until around 3000 BC, when the tribes from the Upper (Southern) and Lower (Northern) Kingdoms came together under the first PHARAOH or King.  

 

The River Nile was extremely important to the Ancient Egyptians.  They thought the world was flat and that the Nile ran through its centre.

Egypt then was not as hot as it is now, and every year the Nile flooded its banks, leaving fertile mud that made it easy to grow crops.  They called this the BLACK LAND.

The further away from the Nile you get, the more desert you get, and this land was called the RED LAND.  They used this desert for burying the dead.

Did you hear about the Ancient Egyptian who had to see the psychiatrist..?

 

He was in de-Nile!

Black and Red land

LITERACY ACTIVITY

 

At the end of our play, "The Curse of the Mummy", the Professor was found guilty of stealing the amulet but there were many other suspects.

 

Choose another character and write an alternative ending where they stole the amulet. Did they get away with it? How did they do it? Why did they steal it, what was their motive?

 

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Write up Monsieur Baguette's investigative notes - how did he track down the culprit?

 

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Write a newspaper article all about the events of the play. Make it sensational or make it factual, it's up to you.

SPOILER ALERT!!!

 

The activity to the right contains a spoiler about the end of our show, "The Curse of the Mummy"!