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We’re back from Egypt!

While we were there, we rode a boat on the Nile River which runs through Cairo, Egypt’s capital. The Nile River Valley is where some of the world’s earliest civilizations once lived.

Egypt is filled with ancient and fascinating monuments, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Check them out in the photo gallery. Keep scrolling for more fun activities from Egypt.

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Quick Pick

Which animal from Ancient Egypt are you?

Jokes!

How do crime-fighting Egyptians write?

With hero-glyphics!

Why do snakes like Egypt?

All the HISStory.

Why don’t mummies take vacations?

They’re afraid they’ll relax and unwind!

What did the pharaoh say when her chef cooked cabbage?

It sphinx in here!

Fun Facts

The ancient Egyptian alphabet consisted of over 700 hieroglyphs!

The Sahara and Libyan Deserts make up most of the land in Egypt.

Egypt has the largest Arabic population in the world.

Print and Play

Scarab Search

Click to print a scarab seek-and-find activity.

Make a Mummy

Click to learn how to mummify an apple.

Flag Garland

Print to color the flag of Egypt and make a garland.

Pen Pals

Our friend Muhammad, who lives in Egypt, answered our letter!

Kahk cookies to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Kahk cookies to celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Where do you live?

I live in Cairo in an apartment with my parents and my brother and sister.

What do you usually eat for dinner?

For most days we have chicken or lamb with rice and aish baladi (flatbread). If we don’t have meat, we’ll eat kushari, which has rice, lentils, macaroni and a little tomato sauce.

What do you do for fun?

I like to watch football (soccer) on television with my father.

What is your favorite time of year?

My favorite time in Egypt is during Eid al-Fitr. That is a three-day festival to celebrate the end of the month of Ramadan. During Ramadan, grown-ups don't eat while the Sun is up. For Eid al-Fitr, my family celebrates by visiting our cousins. My grandparents give me new clothes. Also, my mother bakes cookies, called kahk, which are filled with dates or pistachios and covered with powdered sugar. Eid al-Fitr is a lot of fun!