Term 3: An ancient African society: Egypt


In this topic we focus on the way of life in ancient Egyptian society. The development of the Egyptian civilization is traced from the beginning of the settlement at the Nile river through to the uniting of Upper and Lower Egypt under one Pharaoh.

We learn about their beliefs and religion and the important structures that still stand in Egypt today. We also outline the contribution that ancient Egyptians have made to the development of writing, mathematics and medicine. The mysteries of the tomb of Tutankhamen is also discussed in this topic.

Read more about early civilisations by visiting our Grade 5 Archive: Early civilisations

Last updated : 07-Apr-2015

This article was produced for South African History Online on 26-Jan-2012