Budge, E.A. Wallis.
. New York: Causeway Books, 1974. See comments on teacher’s bibliography. Very easy reading. Much detail on the mummification process, funeral, and afterlife.
Budge, E.A. Wallis.
The Dwellers On The Nile: The Life, History, Religion, and Literature of the Ancient Egyptians
. New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1977. Easy reading, wellorganized and full of details. See notes in teacher’s bibliography.
Casson, Lionel and the editors of TimeLife.
. New York: TimeLife Books, 1965. Beautiful picture essays with short, easy narratives about the world of the dead (pp. 7091) and the pyramid builders (pp. 116 139).
Pace, Mildred Mastin.
Wrapped for Eternity. The Story of the Egyptian Mummy
. New York: McGraw, Hill Book Co. Written for students—topics include: how a mummy was made; the tomb robbers; mummy unwrappers, and more.
The Peabody Museum’s
Egyptian Collection is a
for any class studying ancient Egypt. Mrs. Jean Rozette is the educational specialist in charge of the exhibit. Call her and arrange for her to help you organize a class visit to the exhibit and for individual student visits. Also, Gerry (pronounced Gary) Scott is Peabody’s resident Egyptologist and is very helpful as a resource for finding information about particular objects. As with any museum trip, visit the collection yourself before taking the class.
The Yale Art Gallery
has a very good collection of Egyptian art, particularly of statues. Arrange for a tour or take small groups yourself.
Winchester School AudioVisual Department
has several filmstrip-cassettes on Egypt. I recommend “Egypt: Gift of the Nile” which has six filmstrips with cassettes. Of those, show “Temples and Tombs Along the Nile: Giza to Luxor” in connection with this unit on art and religious beliefs. The other filmstrips are quite good for general information about Egypt.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Metropolitan Museum in New York
have excellent, but overwhelming, exhibits and resource books to buy. If you feel brave, decide (ahead of the time of your visit) on which rooms or areas you wish to concentrate. There is too much to see all at one time.