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Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors Links and Tips
Here are some links and tips with ideas that correspond to Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors. Use them to supplement your study of Ancient Egypt and other early civilizations.
Be sure to check back here from time to time. We will be adding new and updated resources related to the book as we get them.
Replacement Book for Oxford First Ancient History
If you are following the lesson plans in the Genesis through Deuteronomy & Ancient Egypt handbook, Second Edition, you can easily substitute Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors for the now out-of-print Oxford First Ancient History. Here’s how.
Lesson 9: Read chapter 1.
Lesson 15: Read chapter 2.
Lesson 20: Read chapter 3.
Lesson 25: Read chapter 4.
Lessons 30, 35, 40: Read Pyramid as directed.
Lesson 45: Read chapter 5.
Lesson 50: Read chapter 6.
Lesson 55: Read chapter 7.
Lessons 62, 67, 72, 77, 82, 87, 92, 97, 102: Read various individual books as directed.
Lesson 107: Read chapter 8.
Lesson 112: Read chapter 9.
Lesson 124: Read chapter 10.
Lesson 129: Read chapter 11.
Lesson 134: Read chapter 12.
Lesson 139: Read chapter 13.
Lesson 144: Read chapter 14. (Note: You can skip Mystery of the Hieroglyphs since Ancient Egypt and Her Neighbors covers that topic nicely.)
Lesson 149: Read chapter 15.
Lesson 154: Read chapter 16.
Lesson 159: Read chapter 17.
Lesson 164: Read chapter 18.
Lesson 169: Read chapter 19.
Lesson 174: Read chapter 20.
We recently made some changes to our first release of this book. Three were typos and two were clarifications. The corrections have been made as of February 2013, but if you have one of the earlier copies you will want to make the changes outlined below.
- Page 40: “Today we call them menhirs (MEN-heer), which means “long stone” in the language of Wales, the most northern part of Britain” should read “the most western part of Britain.”
- Page 53: “I will give you three hints: it is west of the Mediterranean Sea, east of India, and the two great rivers Tigris and Euphrates flow through it” should be reversed to read “east of the Mediterranean Sea, west of India.”
- Page 124: “In his fifth year, Ramses led his army far up into Syria on the northern coast of the Mediterranean.” To be totally accurate, we changed it to read “northeastern coast.”
- Page 154: “established themselves along the shoulders of the Zagros (ZAH-grohs) Mountains, a line of peaks that rise up from the eastern edge of Mesopotamia and separate it from India.” Ancient India encompassed more territory than it does now, but to remove any confusion we changed it to read “a line of peaks that rise up in the eastern portion of Mesopotamia.”
- Page 157: “First he moved north and then east, bringing all the lands he encountered under his rule, until he reached the land that today is Turkey” should read “he moved north and then west.”
You can find more information on the archaeological dig at Mohenjo-Dara at the websites Mohenjodaro.net and Images of Asia.
Moving Giant Stones
There was a video done by a man a few years back that showed how large slabs of rock could be moved by one man using no fancy, heavy duty equipment. This video shows his techniques and how he raised a massive concrete slab to stand on end like the stones at Stonehenge.
The man mentioned above has a website explaining how Stonehenge could have been built and how the pyramids could have been built. There are four pages of explanations, pictures, and videos.
Heather S. told us about this PBS documentary about Stonehenge. It’s a fascinating video, though we encourage you to use discernment as you watch to determine what is actually known and what is only speculation by archeologists.
Hands-On Projects for Ancient Egypt
You will find several ideas for hands-on projects on the Links & Tips page for our Genesis through Deuteronomy and Ancient Egypt handbook.