Ages 8 to 14 years. The Egyptian civilisation is one of the oldest in human history. Travel back in time to see how the Ancient Egyptians built magnificent pyramids, developed a system of writing, harnessed the Nile River for agriculture and made their own medicine. Children will love the full-colour illustrations of ancient Egyptian life that explain how people really lived long ago. Topics include: How mummies were made and buried; The afterlife and ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses; How ancient Egyptians farmed and what they ate; Ancient Egyptian art and architecture; Hieroglyphs and how to interpret them.