Ancient Egypt is a very unique place in the world. Its greatest wonders are The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Temple of Hatshepsut, The Bent Pyramid, Step Pyramid of Djoser, The Luxor Temple, The Great Sphinx, The Red Pyramid, The Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, Karnak, and the longest river in the world, the Nile River. The greatest rulers of Ancient Egypt are Queen Hatshepsut, Alexander the Great, Pepi II Neferkare, Thutmose III, Amenhotep III, Tut, Ramesses II, Merneptah, and Ramesses III. Ancient Egyptians believed in many idols and many gods. This is an example of polytheism. Some Egyptian gods are Ra god of the sun, Geb and Nut The god of Earth, Shu the god of air, Isis the god of magic, Set the god of desert, Nephthys the god of rivers, Sobek the god of crocodiles, Serqet god of scorpions, Anubis the god of funerals, Bes the god of dwarfs, Khonsu the god of the moon, Nekhbet god of vultures, Babi god of wild baboons, and Tawaret god of hippos. Egyptian tombs are very unique. Egyptians believed that when you died you had to pass a series of tests. If you passed those tests, you get the privilege to move on to the underworld. They would take your intestines out and put them in a jar to preserve them. They would also put salt over them and wrap them and put them in a tomb. They believed that the paintings on the walls would guard their tombs. The sarcophagus would be placed directly in the center of the tomb. There would also be hieroglyphics written on the walls of some rich or great rulers. Not all pyramids are built the same or look the same. For instance, the Great Pyramid of Giza looks like a pointy pyramid while the Step Pyramid of Djoser looks like a series of steps. Also different people make different pyramids. Pharaoh Khufu built the Great Pyramid of Giza while Monarch Sneferu built the Red Pyramid. Queen Hatshepsut was one of the greatest rulers of Egypt even though she was female. When Queen Hatshepsut passed away the people of Egypt tried to erase her from history. Luckily much later people discovered Queen Hatshepsut. She remains one of the greatest rulers of Egypt to this day. King Tut ruled Egypt in the 18th dynasty. This was known as the New Empire time period. His full name, Tutankhamun, means Living Image of Aten. In 1922 Howard Carter discovered King Tut? tomb. They still managed to identify him but his body was very rotted and decomposed.