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Monday 8th March

LC: To begin to recognise why some events, people and changes might be judged as more historically significant than others

Have a look at the following images. 


How many of them do you know?


Have you seen any of them before?

1. The Great Pyramids of Giza


2. Karnak Temple

The Temple of Karnak is the largest and one of the most visited temples of Ancient Egypt. It was founded in 3200 BC by the Pharaoh Senusret I. Building on the temple continued for over 3000 years throughout the history of Ancient Egypt. Around 30 different pharaohs had a hand in the construction of the temple. Karnak is located in southern Egypt in the ancient city of Thebes (inside the modern city of Luxor, Egypt). The Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Photo by Blalonde The temple was built to house the god Amun along with his wife Mut and his son Khonsu. The most famous section of Karnak is the Hypostyle Hall. The hall is 50,000 square feet filled with 134 huge stone columns. The twelve center columns are 70 feet tall! The hall was built by Pharaoh Seti I around 1290 BC.

3. Abu Simbel

The Abu Simbel temples are located on the southern border of Egypt. They were originally built by the Pharaoh Ramesses II as a monument to himself and Queen Nefertari. The temples were built between 1264 BC and 1244 BC. They were relocated in 1968 so they would not be flooded by the Aswan Dam. There are two temples at Abu Simbel. They were originally carved out of solid rock. The larger of the two temples is famous for four giant statues of Ramesses II that guard the entrance. Each statue is 65 feet tall and the total height of the temple is nearly 100 feet tall.

4. Temple of Edfu

The Temple of Edfu is located on the west bank of the Nile River in the city of Edfu, Egypt. It was constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty between 237 BC and 57 BC. The temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus.

5. Temple of Hatshepsut

This is a mortuary temple built by the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut around 1470 BC. The architecture of this temple is considered unique and a turning point in the history of Egyptian architecture. The temple was dedicated to the sun god Amun-Ra. It is located to the northeast of the city of Luxor, Egypt near the Valley of the Kings.

You are going to carry out some research into the Great Pyramids of Giza. Once you have collected some information/facts, you can begin to create an information poster on Seesaw by using the template. Gather information by following the links below. 


In your poster, you could include different information: location of them; why they were built; who they were built for; when they were built.  


Have a look at my example at the bottom of this page (Abu Simbel).