Read all about the secrets of ancient Egypt--from hieroglyphs to underground tombs. The Scholastic History Readers series was created especially to bring history to life for beginning readers. Examines life in ancient Egypt, including the importance of the Nile River, and the daily life of both nobles and commoners. Several major pharaohs are discussed, as well as various gods and religious beliefs, especially those having to do with the preparation of a body for the afterlife. Hieroglyphs are included, and a sidebar highlights the discovery of the Rosetta Stone.