An ancient civilization of eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. Around 5000 years ago the ancient Egyptians established an extraordinary and enduring civilisation. Now you have the opportunity to enter their world.
The success of ancient Egyptian civilization came partly from its ability to adapt to the conditions of the Nile River Valley. The many achievements of the ancient Egyptians include the quarrying, surveying and construction techniques that facilitated the building of monumental pyramids, temples, and obelisks; a system of mathematics, a practical and effective system of medicine, irrigation systems and agricultural production techniques, the first known ships, Egyptian faience and glass technology, new forms of literature, and the earliest known peace treaty. Egypt left a lasting legacy. Its art and architecture were widely copied, and its antiquities carried off to far corners of the world. Its monumental ruins have inspired the imaginations of travelers and writers for centuries. A new-found respect for antiquities and excavations in the early modern period led to the scientific investigation of Egyptian civilization and a greater appreciation of its cultural legacy, for Egypt and the world.
Today, Egypt is our window to humanity's distant past and in understanding its history, we find mankindís greatest glories and achievements, as well as his often repeated mistakes. We may follow along with the building of empires, only to see them collapse again and again. We find great men and rulers of renowned, but we often also see their ultimate demise.
Enter the world of the Ancient Egyptians. Find out why their mysterious civilization, gods, goddess and pyramids capture the imagination.