This animation was produced by HopSkip for BBC Teach as part of a series aimed at 7-11-year-olds on the topic of Ancient Egypt. It follows the story of Ramy, a 12-year-old boy from the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. As it’s Ahket, the flooding season, Ramy and his brother User are not able to work the land so they are traveling along the River Nile with a group of young workers to the construction site of a new pyramid.
We follow Ramy as he explores the construction site for the first time and is introduced to a set square and plumb line which is an important tool used by the Ancient Egyptians to make pyramids level. We learn about the challenges of moving vast masses of material without the tools and automated machines that we have today.