Contemporary footage, interspersed with pictures from 3,000 year old murals, explain how farming worked in Ancient Egypt. Artefacts are used as evidence of other trades, such as making pots, furniture, jewellery and clothes. With thanks to the Fitzwilliam Museum.

First broadcast:
9 November 2007

This clip could be stimulus for discussion on the importance of artefacts and sources to the historian. Pupils could compare life in Egypt then and now. The harvest could be sequenced with pictures. Jobs in ancient Egypt could be discussed and compared with jobs of parents in the class. What jobs would not have existed in Egypt?