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Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley: K-12 Activities

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Gallery Guides

Ancient Egypt at the University of California, Berkeley

Use this website and the exhibition guide to answer some questions about ancient Egypt

  • What is the name of the river that runs through Egypt? How did it help people live in the dry, hot climate?
  • What tools did the Egyptians use to measure and tax fields?
  • How did Egyptian priests contribute to the economy?
  • Why was the crocodile worshipped in the Fayyūm region of Egypt?
  • How did Greek and Egyptians interact after the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BCE?
  • What are the names of the different Egyptian forms of writing? What did Egyptians write on?
  • How did people in Egypt learn how to read and write? What languages were spoken in Egypt?
  • How did Egyptian and Greek religion blend together?

Objects from Egypt

California Education Documents

Education Outreach at UCB

  • Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS)
    1995 University Avenue, Suite 520D
    Berkeley, CA  94704-2318


  • UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project
    2123 Dwinelle Hall
    Berkeley, CA 94720-2550