The Pyramids of Giza have been standing for around 4,500 years and how they came to be is still a mystery today. Your pupils will be transported to Cairo and will be given a bird’s-eye view of these amazing structures. Your class will witness the magnitude and magnificence of Egypt’s most famous landmarks such as The Great Pyramid of Khufu, which was built using over 2 million stone blocks, and The Great Sphinx, said to represent the divinity of the Egyptian king Khafre. These homages to gods and pharaohs are truly incredible to see from the air!
Your pupils will also be introduced to the Temples of Abu Simbel. Located in Nubia, Southern Egypt, these temples were built to honour the Pharaoh Ramesses the 2nd. Your class will even have the opportunity to study hieroglyphs inside one of the temples!
This workshop really helps to show pupils human engineering on a grand scale. Shrouded in mystery, these ancient structures are a great way of encouraging investigations, discussions and creative writing!
Curriculum links: Ancient Egyptians, Pyramids of Giza, The Great Sphinx & Maths & Volume.
Approximate duration: 30-45 minutes
Google Expeditions: Egypt, The Temples of Abu Simbel and Ancient Egypt.
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