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Secrets of the Mummies

Location – MUSEUM & ART GALLERY

You will be met by our costumed High Priestess, Aziza. Her Highness will lead you into the gallery to describe life in Ancient Egypt and share some fascinating stories about objects in the museum. All pupils will have the opportunity to dress as ancient Egyptians. The class will be split into two groups. Half will discover the process of mummification using replica objects and a willing volunteer, whilst the others visit our Mummies and the ancient Egyptian collection. The class will all participate to ensure the dead will live for eternity in the Egyptian afterlife!

OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE

Each pupil will have the opportunity to make their own clay shabti to take away.

From the National curriculum KeyHistory stage 2: 

Aims to ensure that pupils: “Know and understand significant aspects of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations: the expansion and dissolution of empires: characteristics of non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind…pupils should be taught about the achievements of the earliest civilisations”, (including Ancient Egypt).