Excavate! Egypt 4+

Ancient Egyptian History

Dig-It Games

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings
    • Free



The most exciting way to learn Egyptian History!
KOKOA Education Standard Certified

Learn Egyptian history in a new way with Excavate! Egypt, an immersive social studies game for world history students! Use Archaeological thinking to apply skills of Inquiry and Evaluation of Evidence to aspects of Egyptian daily life not covered in textbooks. By excavating and analyzing four significant locations, players will:
· Explore the significance of mummification in the Valley of the Kings
· Gain a new perspective on the temple at Karnak
· Distinguish the roles of men, women, and children in ancient Egypt
· Piece together daily life of the Pyramid workers in Giza
· Describe the lifestyle and role of scribes and students at the library in Alexandria
· Explain the rule and symbols of the Pharaohs
“The quality of information and the methodology behind the questions is stronger than any educational game I've ever played.” K-12 Director of Technology, MD
Players can explore the sites in any order; progress is recorded in journals that log collected artifacts, field notes and achievements. Throughout the game, players use skills to analyze and make connections. They carefully deduce the facts about each area, stratum by stratum and artifact by artifact. At each location, players make meaning of how artifacts were used through a series of analysis questions and reports that require players to make connections, read closely and consider the historical context of the primary source artifacts. Finally, players see each site come alive as artifacts populate an historically accurate image of Egyptian life.
• Engage with objects of daily life textbooks never include
• Use archaeological thinking to piece together historical understanding
• See artifacts in context in the ancient world
• Design input from Social Studies teachers
• Historically Accurate, C3 Skills-Based learning
• Free Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, and Extension Activities
• Track Student Progress
• Bundle with other Excavate! games for a complete curriculum solution

What people are saying about Excavate!

“Excellent illustrations and collection of source material. I could see using this as a resource for a project. Good Collections of terms and other historical objects.” 7th Grade Social Studies, MD

“I LOVED the analysis questions because it assisted the kids in seeing the "big" picture and making connections.” – 5th Grade Social Studies, OH

Excavate! Series:
Built in consultation with social studies teachers, Excavate! uses overarching questions to focus student inquiry as they dig, analyze, report and learn through object-based evaluation. Highly detailed, historically accurate illustrations and artifacts help students make connections and see the “big picture” of ancient history. Interaction with artifacts, including detailed 3D models, allows students to understand what life was really like for people of different social roles. Extensive in-game resources such as comprehensive location and artifact information and an interactive glossary make it easy to extend the learning off the screen. Supporting educator materials, standards information and extension activities help educators seamlessly include Excavate! in any ancient history curriculum. Track student performance using the new GBLxAPI learning data format, which reports student progress against C3 and ELA standards in an easy to read format.

Excavate! is a multi-game world history series that includes old and new world civilizations such as Rome, Greece, Egypt, Maya, Inca and more. All Excavate social studies games have accompanying lesson plan materials and additional activities available from our website for free.

What’s New

Version 2.1

Minor Fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Lac lac sqayd ,

It was pretty good

It was a good game to learn about things but it got boring real quick it was just the same stuff over and over it was fun for a little bit but then it got boring.

Ginger Snapes ,


This would be a LOT better game if it was not so sensitive to the touch! I broke 90 % of the artifacts and did not even know they were there, and no matter how slow I went still broke them! Takes FOREVER after you HS e them all to clean the rest of the pit too! I do not want to spend over half my time rubbing my iPad to get the dirt out , takes way too long in between areas too. Great idea! However just not workable sorry.

Elizabeth Richter-Atkinson ,

No images is shown in the game

When I was looking at the flashcards in all of the books on the game I just realized that there aren’t images in those books in that game. The game is find but I would like to have that bug fix as soon as possible.

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