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#41 The Game Pharaoh

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Pharaoh is a city-building game set in Ancient Egypt and is now classed as Abandonware (see below). The player begins by constructing a settlement and then building progressively grander cities until attaining the rank of Pharaoh. There are 38 missions in total including monument building and military exploits. I’ve run this game on my Windows 7 laptop without any problems

Abandonware is computer software such as an operating system , word processor, interactive game that is no longer marketed or distributed by the company that created. Copyright holders rarely enforce their abandonware copyrights for a number of reasons – chiefly among which the software is technologically obsolete and therefore has no commercial value.

Bringing Ancient Egypt to Life

My talk at Nature in Art was great fun, with a marvellous audience of over 50 people and we all had a good time. Must do it again sometime.

 A History of the World in 100 Objects

Statue of Ramesses II
Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, considers the achievements of Ramesses II, a ruler who built monuments all over Egypt, inspired a line of future pharaohs and was worshipped as a god a thousand years later. He looks at how this statue helped define the image of imperial Egypt and talks to sculptor Antony Gormley about creating monumental works of art.

King Tut and Sacred Scarabs

The San Diego Natural History Museum – Dr. Michael Wall says ancient Egypt isn’t the only culture to incorporate bugs into religion.

More than 1000 glyphs including 400 Egyptian word examples and over 500 hieroglyphs from the Gardiner list. The history of Egyptian writing and mathematics, the use of the different types of symbols, how to write your name, how to recognize kings names and the story of the scribe.

All content can be printed including typewriter and calculator functions. There are also navagation and search text functions. You can quickly write names and short secret messages and then select print from the menu.

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