Introduction to Ancient Egypt: Egypt today; the River Nile; the sources; before the pharaohs; the Old Kingdom; the Middle Kingdom; the New Kingdom. Egyptian society: the people of Egypt; peasants and servants; middle classes; the army; Egyptian women; the pharaoh; the royal house. Life in Ancient Egypt: everyday life; animals of the Nile; farming; food and drink; trade; Egyptian housing; clothing; schooling and writing. Games and leisure: leisure pursuits; playing games; hunting and fishing; banquets and feasts; music and dance. Building and technology: skills and artistry; boat building; weapons of war; the pyramids; temples; crafts; Egyptian art. Religion: worship and beliefs; myths and legends; the sun gods; gods and goddesses; magic and popular religion; priests and rituals; death and burial; preparing a mummy; journey to the afterlife; mummy cases; Valley of the Kings. The end of an era: foreign pharaohs; the Greeks; the Romans. Ancient Egypt facts: the great Nile; servants and slaves; Egyptian children; making paper; the Egyptian kitchen; crime and punishment; economy and trade; ships and boats; important cities; temples; the pyramids; creation myths; the individual soul; ancient tourists; Cleopatra; famous Egyptologists. Reference section: maps of Egypt; the dynasties; famous pharaohs; gods of Ancient Egypt; hieroglyphs; architecture.