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    12A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL November 4, 2015
In ancient Egypt, people wrote
with pictures. The symbols in
this kind of writing are called
hieroglyphics (hi-ro-GLIF-iks).
Sometimes a picture meant
exactly what it showed. Other
pictures stood for letters. The
pharaoh’s name was spelled
out inside an oval border called
a cartouche (kar-toosh).
© 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 31, No. 47
In 1922 an archeologist named Howard
Carter found an underground stairway
in the Egyptian desert. It led to a tomb
with its treasure untouched. It was the
tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun!
Read the cartouche to find out
what the word PHARAOH
means.
Gold funeral mask inlaid with
semi-precious stones. This
mask gives us an idea of what
Tutankhamun looked like.
Thousands of years ago, Egyptian kings, called
pharaohs, were buried in tombs filled with
incredible treasure. The Egyptians believed people
would need these things in a life after death.
Look at some of the objects Carter found.
What do you think they tell about life in
ancient Egypt?
Lotus
flower
drinking
cup
Standards Link: History: Students identify the human and physical
characteristics of the places they are studying and explain how
those features form the unique character of those places.
Gold-
covered
statue of
Tutankhamun
standing on a
raft with a
harpoon
hortly after Howard Carter found King
Tut’s tomb, Lord Carnarvon, Carter’s
employer and patron, died suddenly.
A rumor spread that a curse fell upon anyone
entering a pharaoh’s tomb. Is it true?
In ancient Egypt, the Nile River flooded the farmlands each year,
leaving behind rich topsoil. The farmers planned their growing
season around the floods.
The problem with the curse is that Carter,
who spent years excavating the tomb, lived
for many years and died peacefully.
Lord Carnarvon had been in poor
health for many years prior to the
discovery of the tomb.
ing was
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Look at the pictures that show a farmer’s
year. Then read each of the six captions.
Cut out the captions and the pictures and
paste them in the correct order on a
blank sheet of paper.
Use the hieroglyphics pictured
here to write your name in the
cartouche below.
1. Novem
b
as the flo er: As soon
down, fa ods went
rmer
their gra s sowed
in.
6. June: When th
floods came, the m e
went to work for th en
pharaoh. Young bo e
ys
and old men stayed
home and fished.
Numbers in
the News
Use Egyptian
numbers to
rewrite five or
more numbers
found in today’s
newspaper.
Standards Link:
Math/Number Sense:
Compare the structure of
different number systems
to base 10 and place value.
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field d and te Farmers
ston s. The nded th
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sc threw
birds are awa
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.
ay:
3. March-M was
The grain ith
harvested w
sickles.
as
5. The grain w ed in
or
st
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an
weighed
large granaries.
Standards Link: History: Students analyze the economic, cultural and
social structures of the early civilization of Egypt.
… wondering about the past.
ore than 5,000 years ago, the people of Egypt developed
a system of counting that is much like ours. Look at the
chart to read the Egyptian numbers and discover the answers to
the questions.
1. How old was Tutankhamun
when he became king of Egypt?
years old.
2. The Nile River is the longest
in the world. How long is it?
Over
miles.
3. About how old was King Tut
when he died?
= 1
= 10
= 100
= 1,000
= 10,000
= 100,000
= 1,000,000
years old.
Standards Link: Math/Number Sense: Understand the structure of different number systems and bases.
EGYPTIANS
GRAIN
ARTIFACTS
COUNTING
SOWED
PATRON
TALES
SEASON
TOMB
PHARAOH
KING
RIVER
CURSE
NILE
DEATH
Find the words in the puzzle,
then in this week’s Kid Scoop
stories and activities.
S T O S C U R S E H
M E B T O M B G T O
E E A A N P E E N R
N V S F T D L D O A
U I R I
I
I
E S S H
O R A T N O R T A P
F N K R G N I K E G
S T U A G T K A S N
Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recognized identical
words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns.
TOMB
The noun tomb means a
place to hold the bodies of
one or more dead people.
The pyramids were
constructed as giant tombs
for Egyptians rulers.
Try to use the word tomb
in a sentence today when
talking with your friends
and family members.
Magic Mummy
Simply Similes
Use similes to describe the people, places and
things found in today’s newspaper.
King Tut’s curse is as________ as a _________.
A pharaoh’s treasure is as_______ as a ______.
The weather is as __________ as a _________.
ANSWER: Because you can get so wrapped up in them.
Standards Link: Literary Analysis: Identify figurative language
(e.g., simile).
This week’s word:
T R L C U W Y A R A
Imagine you have found
a pile of rags. Wait!
It’s a mummy— and it’s
mmmoving! Tell a story
about this mummy and an
adventure you have together.
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