Many programs about Egypt focus on mummies and pyramids, but there is so much more to ancient Egypt!
1. It spanned 4000 years, and there were times of grandeur and massive pyramid building, but in the early years, there were no kings and everyone lived simply in their own village.
2. The Egyptians aren't the only peoples to make mummies. They have been found in South America, Alaska and even Scotland.
3. We had a blast learning from an ancient egyptian doctor how they cured various diseases. The kids thought some of the medicines were hilarious! Although eating moldy bread does sound pretty disgusting, there is evidence that the Egyptians actually knew about and acquired penicillin by growing mold on bread, the same way it was "discovered" by Alexander Fleming in 1928.