This book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of the ancient Egyptians. It explores how the Egyptians worked, played, prayed to their gods, and lived their daily lives. It also looks at how the Egyptian world was ruled and at the famous tombs and temples built for its kings and queens. Did you know? The Egyptians mummified people's bodies to preserve them in the afterlife. The Egyptians built pyramids that were used as tombs. The Egyptians used hieroglyphics, a language using pictures, to communicate. The Ancient Civilizations series tells the stories of the greatest cultures in human history and explains the lives of ancient people with amazing facts and stories.