How big were the stone blocks from ancient Egypt?

Answer Stone blocks in ancient Egypt varied in size, but many were incredibly large. The average stone block used on The Great Pyramid of Giza, for example, measured 5 feet tall, 8 feet wide and 12 feet d... Read More »

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When did ancient Egypt end?

The final centuries of ancient Egyptian civilization saw several foreign rulers, including the Persians and the Macedonians. Then, the Roman Empire annexed Egypt in 30 A.D., permanently ending inde... Read More »

Where was ancient Egypt?

The pyramids and other archaeological ruins of ancient Egypt lie within the borders of the modern day nation of Egypt in the northeastern corner of Africa. Ancient Egyptian civilization developed ... Read More »

Who ruled ancient Egypt?

The pharaohs ruled ancient Egypt. Ancient Egyptians considered the pharaoh to be the incarnation of the god Horus. When a pharaoh died, he became Osiris, the god of dead and his successor became Ho... Read More »

What do hieroglyphics tell us about ancient Egypt?

Hieroglyphics, pictures used to represent sounds, are one of the world's oldest forms of writing. Archeologists and other scientists use can learn much about ancient Egyptian society by interpretin... Read More »