Ancient Egypt: Mummies and Mysteries

Crack the hieroglyphic code, explore the pyramids, and meet the mummies

In collaboration with

Macquarie UniversityBritish MuseumNeues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu BerlinOriental Institute Museum
and 10 more collections

What are hieroglyphs?

Discover the hand carved puns of Ancient Egypt

The ABCs

What the ancient symbols are all about

See hieroglyphs, up close

What letter does the owl represent?
M is a phonetic transliteration for the symbol.

Take your virtual tour

Try to avoid the curses

5 Spectacular Views of the Egyptian Pyramids

Transport yourself back in time to Ancient Egypt and take a virtual tour of the pyramids of Giza

Royal lives and love stories

The people pulling the strings back in the day

History's Most Beautiful Women

Answering the big questions about Queen Nefertiti

Who was Nefertiti's husband?
Plaster model of King Akhenaten (Thutmosis)

The curse of the child king

A tale of ancient secrets and modern tragedy

How long did the mummification process typically take?
70 days
Hieroglyphs and demotics are two scripts often found.

Ancient Egypt meets AI

Learn more about what technology teaches us about the past

Are you a teacher or parent?

Downloadable lesson plan

Preserving Egypt's Layered History

This lesson plan can be used in the classroom or given to students to work through at their own pace