Giza, Egypt

  • Egyptian men and women wore makeup. It was thought to have healing powers, plus it helped protect their skin from the sun.
  • They used moldy bread to help with infections.
  • They were one of the first civilizations to invent writing. They also used ink to write and paper called papyrus.
  • The Ancient Egyptians were scientists and mathematicians. They had numerous inventions including ways to build buildings, medicine, cosmetics, the calendar, the plow for farming, musical instruments, and even toothpaste.
  • Ancient Egypt plays a major role in the Bible. The Israelites were held captive there as slaves for many years. Moses helped them escape and led them to the Promised Land.
  • The Pharaoh kept his hair covered. It was not to be seen by regular people.
  • Cats were considered sacred in Ancient Egypt.


Great Sphinx of Giza

Monolithic Ancient Egyptian monument
Iconic stone monument that is more than 4,500 years old & has a human face on a lion’s body.

Abu Simbel temples

Massive monument from 13th-century BC
Huge 3,000-year-old monument to Ramesses II, one of two temples relocated when Aswan dam was built.


Vast iconic complex of temple ruins
Huge temple site with preserved ancient ruins & over 200 structures, including giant Amen-Ra temple.