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Topic - Rock Cut Tombs

Use the resources above and weblinks below to investigate why pyramids were no longer used for Pharaohs tombs. Have a look at rock cut tombs and draw/paint your own figures in an Ancient Egyptian style.


This week the children will:

  • Explain why it is thought that pyramids were no longer built for Pharaoh’s tombs during the New Kingdom.
  • Describe the Ancient Egyptian style of depicting people.
  • Draw and paint a figure in the Ancient Egyptian style.



Rock-cut tombs from
Short video about the architect Kha in Valley of the Kings from
British Museum downloads about tomb painting from
British Museum downloads about reading a papyrus from