Egyptian

Pyramids and mummies

Pyramids and mummies

Experts divide Egyptian history into three main periods of time, called the old Kingdom, The middle Kingdom and The New Kingdom .The first coffins were simple wooden boxes. Mummies were put in a nest of two or three humans-shaped coffins, one inside the other. These coffins were often brightly painted.

TOMB TREASURE


the tombs of rich Egyptians were filled with everything the dead person might need in the Next World. Kings were buried with amazing treasure, but robbers soon broke into the tombs and stole the treasure, so very little has been found.

THE PYRAMIDS

During the Old and MIDDLE Kingdom, the Egyptians build huge pyramids as tombs for their kings, or pharaohs. There are over 30 pyramids in Egypt, but the most famous ones are at Giza, Where three pharaohs and their chief wives are buried.