This website is maintained by Deborah McMurtrie, a second grade teacher at Aiken Preparatory School. Each year the second and third grade students at Aiken Prep research, write, and produce an original play. This year we decided to research ancient Egypt.


Egypt is where one of the oldest civilizations in the world began. Thousands of years ago, Egyptians invented paper and one of the first forms of writing, called hieroglyphic writing. Ancient Egyptians built some of the most amazing buildings the world has ever known. Their painters and sculptors created beautiful works of art. Their doctors went to school to study how the body works. They even learned how to mummify and preserve their bodies. To learn more about the great civilization of ancient Egypt, click on the links below.


Daily Life


Gods and Pharaohs



List of Books


Related Links


Link to Ruth Patrick Science Center.

The views expressed on this page are not necessarily those of the University of South Carolina Aiken. (February 2004)