iPhone App: Senet

Have you ever played backgammon? Well the ancient Egyptian game senet is much like backgammon. The word ‘senet’ in the ancient Egyptian language means passing and is an apt description of the game which involves moving the pieces around the board in am ‘S’ shaped...

Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus

Though not really a game, America’s National Library of Medicine has provided an interactive online presentation of the Edwin Smith Surgical Papyrus that is fun to explore. The Edwin Smith Surgical papyrus dates to Dynasties 16-17 of the Second Intermediate Period, about 1600 BC, though...

Explore the Tomb of Perneb

The Metropolitan Museum of Art received the tomb of Perneb as a gift in 1913.  After it was shipped back from Egypt the tomb was reconstructed inside the museum stone by stone and was completed in 2004.  They’ve created an interactive experience for you to learn all about...

iPhone App: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

The British Museum has made a very beautiful iPhone app to accompany their Journey Through the Afterlife – Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead exhibition. It begins with an introductory screen which gives the option to watch a short video or dive straight into exploring the...

Book of the Dead Puzzle

The British Museum has created a puzzle game where you piece together fragments of papyrus to recreate Hunefer’s Book of the Dead. Are you up to the Challenge? The British Museum’s Book of the Dead Exhibition runs until 6 March 2011. Read the latest tweets...

iPhone App: Britannica Kids: Ancient Egypt

Here is an iPhone App that will be very helpful with those school assignments. There is a lot in this little app with puzzles and games with Twitter and Facebook built in. Ancient Egypt is the perfect app for exploring the secrets of hieroglyphics, mummification,...

The Mummy Maker

How did the ancient Egyptians mummify the dead? Do you know what bits and pieces were removed from a body before it was mummified? In this game from the Oriental Institute you learn all about mummification. You even get to scoop the brains out of...

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