Ch 5: Egyptian Cities, Pyramids & Temples

About This Chapter

The Egyptian Cities, Pyramids & Temples chapter of this Ancient Egypt Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the sacred and mortuary architecture of Ancient Egyptian society. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts associated with Ancient Egyptian culture.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering material related to Egyptian cities, pyramids and temples will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about Ancient Egypt. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing events and people associated with the sacred architecture of Ancient Egypt
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world history (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the course to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Egyptian Cities, Pyramids & Temples chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this course cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Egyptian pyramids, temples and major cities for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:

  • The notable characteristics of Ancient Egyptian architecture
  • The structure of the ancient pyramids
  • Other Egyptian tombs, including the Valley of the Kings
  • Major Egyptian temples, such as the Luxor and the mortuary temples built near Thebes
  • Thebes as an ancient metropolis

14 Lessons in Chapter 5: Egyptian Cities, Pyramids & Temples
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ancient Egyptian Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences

1. Ancient Egyptian Architecture: History, Characteristics & Influences

This lesson explores the architectural wonders of ancient Egypt. Some of these structures include temples, pyramids and monumental statues constructed long ago and surviving into modern times.

Egyptian Pyramids: Definition, Facts & Structure

2. Egyptian Pyramids: Definition, Facts & Structure

In this lesson, we will discuss the construction of the Egyptian pyramids. Learn about the evolution of pyramids from underground tombs to the true pyramid form.

Pyramids of Giza: History, Facts & Location

3. Pyramids of Giza: History, Facts & Location

The Pyramids of Giza are one of the most famous monuments in the world. In this lesson, learn how, when and why the famous pyramids were built and their significance to Egyptian history.

The Luxor Temple in Egypt: Facts & Overview

4. The Luxor Temple in Egypt: Facts & Overview

The Luxor Temple was a religious temple complex built in honor of the Egyptian god Amon-Ra. Learn the features of the Egyptian temples by exploring the design of the Luxor Temple.

The Valley of the Kings: Tombs, Facts & Location

5. The Valley of the Kings: Tombs, Facts & Location

This lesson explores the Egyptian Valley of the Kings. Get a glimpse into Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife while discovering some of the famous pharaohs, like King Tut, buried within the valley.

Ancient Thebes: History & Facts

6. Ancient Thebes: History & Facts

In this lesson we will explore the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. As one of the primary cities of ancient Egypt, Thebes saw several periods of growth and decline in its history, and it featured an enormous necropolis, now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Egypt's Abu Simbel & The Mortuary Temples

7. Egypt's Abu Simbel & The Mortuary Temples

Ramses II was one of Egypt's most powerful pharaohs, and he dedicated his reign to building impressive monuments. In this lesson we'll explore two of Ramses' temples and see how he wanted to preserve his legacy.

Egyptian Headdress: History, Meaning & Facts

8. Egyptian Headdress: History, Meaning & Facts

Egyptian headdresses are a common sight in any mention of ancient Egypt - and even sometimes on Halloween! But what's their history? What did they mean to the Egyptians? Learn more in this lesson.

The Temple of Dendur: Art & Architecture

9. The Temple of Dendur: Art & Architecture

What kind of decorations can you find on an Egyptian temple? In this lesson, we'll learn about the art and architecture of an Egyptian structure called the Temple of Dendur.

The Temple of Dendur: History & Original Location

10. The Temple of Dendur: History & Original Location

The Temple of Dendur is one of the most-visited ancient Egyptian structures in the world, but its location may surprise you. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of this temple and see how it ended up where it is today.

Lighthouse of Alexandria: History, Location & Destruction

11. Lighthouse of Alexandria: History, Location & Destruction

The Lighthouse of Alexandria, also called the Pharos of Alexandria, was built in the 3rd century BC. It would be destroyed by earthquakes in the 14th century CE, though pieces of it still survive today.

Why Was the Lighthouse of Alexandria Built?

12. Why Was the Lighthouse of Alexandria Built?

Lighthouses are used today to help mariners make their way at sea. But how did these structures come about? In this lesson, we will look at what motivated the construction of the first lighthouse and the legacy it created.

What is the Temple of Karnak? - History & Facts

13. What is the Temple of Karnak? - History & Facts

The enormous Temple of Karnak in Egypt is a popular tourist destination, as well as one of biggest religious structures in the world. In this lesson, learn more about this temple and its history.

Temple of Khonsu: Architecture, Plan & Facts

14. Temple of Khonsu: Architecture, Plan & Facts

In this lesson we explore the Temple of Khonsu. The Temple is located in the Karnak Temple Complex at Thebes and devoted to Khonsu, the Egyptian god of the Moon, healing, and fertility.

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