With such a rich history to work with, it can be hard to even know what to write about if your topic isn’t assigned to you already. The best way to start is by browsing a general article in an encyclopedia, and seeing what areas you’re interested in. Egyptian mythology and the pyramids are always topics of interest, but there’s simply no point in writing about something that bores you. It’s a good idea to write down several potential topics, and then doing some research to see if there is enough quality source material to work with. Luckily, there’s a huge body of literature on Egypt. Many scholars have been fascinated by this ancient civilization. Keep in mind the length of your assignment. The shorter the paper, the more narrow the subject you want to write about. A long paper could be devoted to the role of the pyramid in Egyptian society and religion, but a shorter paper might want to focus on the building of a particular pyramid.