Thursday, January 28, 2010

Egypt: The Nile River and Hieroglyphics

After reading about Ancient Egypt, Noor wrote everyone's name in hieroglyphics and cuneiform. The ink for the Sumerian cuneiform is made from mashed up blueberries.

Next, Noor carved a message in a clay tablet. She decided that writing on paper is much easier. We'll leave both the clay tablet and the paper scroll outside for a few days and see which lasts longer over time.

We also built a model of the Nile River and planted grass seed on the banks, which Noor flooded. We'll continue flooding the Nile once a week to see how early irrigation worked.

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