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19. Ancient Egypt: Crazy or Cool?


Episode description

Our special guests, Egyptologist and author Malayna Evans, and her daughter Soren, also take us inside the Pyramids and tell us all about tree goddesses, cat lovers and looking good in the afterlife. And they reveal that the most famous ‘Egyptian’ of them all isn’t even Egyptian!

For more on Malayna’s children’s book, click: Jagger Jones and the Mummy’s Ankh. Watch out for crazy magic spells, giant crocodiles and killer scorpions!

And checkout our webpage for images we talk about today.

Questions for after you’ve listened come right at the end, after the outtakes…

Questions for after you’ve listened:

  1. Where was Cleopatra from?
  2. Why were pyramids built? What were they used for?
  3. When were the pyramids built?
  4. What might people have left at a tomb as a gift for the afterlife?
  5. Name the two longest rivers in the world
  6. What’s a hieroglyph?
  7. Tell us one reason why Egyptians loved cats
  8. How long could mummification take?

Look on our webpage for images that accompany this episode - including tree goddesses, hieroglyphs and the Ankh amulet.

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Podcast cover art by Molly Austin

Instrumental music by Kevin MacLeod

Sound effects used under RemArc Licence. Copyright 2019 © BBC


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