Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - Necklaces

Ancient Egypt Unit Study


Lesson 6: My daughter made an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh necklace.

The Ancient Egyptians wore make-up, jewelry, and had their own unique fashion. Just like modern day people associate the land people come from with their clothing, make-up and jewelry, so did the Ancient Egyptians. During the time of Pharaoh Thutmose III, the Egyptian army was involved in conquering foreign lands such as Nubia, Syria, and Persia. After conquering new territory valuables, livestock and slaves were brought back to Egypt, so the people were used to seeing foreigners. In addition, traders from foreign lands could be found in Ancient Egypt.

Pharaohs

From the first pyramid builders, to the temple builders, conquerors, children and women, there were many interesting pharaohs of Ancient Egypt. No Ancient Egyptian Unit study is complete without learning about a few of the great pharaohs. Djoser, Khufu, Amenhotep I, Hatshepsut, Thutmose III, Akhnaten, Tutankamen, and Ramses II are great pharaohs to start with. The following resources do a good job of highlighting significant pharaohs.

The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt is a chapter books suitable for ages 8 and up.


Great Pharaohs of Egypt - is a four part series of videos which tells the stories of many significant pharaohs.
(Nahmar, Djoser, Sneffru, Giza Pyramid Builders)

(End of Pyramid Builders, Middle Kingdom, Tutmose, Hatshepsut)

(Akhenaten)

(Ramses to Cleopatra)

Pharaoh Necklace

From Pharaohs to the poor, all Ancient Egyptians wore jewelry. A person's wealth determined the jewelry material which ranged from stone and metal to seashells. My daughter's Ancient Egyptian necklace was constructed from plastic beads and embroidery floss.

Using the procedure detailed in this beaded headdress post, beads were strung together in a geometric pattern around an initial blue bead ring.







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2 comments:

  1. Wow! That beaded collar is gorgeous! Your daughter must be so proud.

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  2. I love the beaded collar your daughter made. It's beautiful!

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