Hands on History Museum - The Ancient Egyptians!

4WB had an awesome day today at the Hands on History Museum. We learnt all about the mummification process, how to make papyrus paper and even got to write our names in Hieroglyphics.

Anubis - God of Mummification!

Jasmine got dressed up as Anubis ready for mummifying Pharaoh Tommy!

Pharaoh Tommy!

Tommy couldn't wait to have all his organs taken out and to be mummified!

Organ removal!

Bit by bit, Pharaoh Tommy's organs were removed and placed into canopic jars!

The drying out process!

We also poured salt all over Pharaoh Tommy to make sure his body was good and dried out ready for bandaging! 

Stuffing the body!

After Pharaoh Tommy was well dried out we stuffed him with bandages to make sure his body stayed the same shape!

Bandages!!!

Lastly, we bandaged Tommy up into a mummy!

 Mummifying an apple!

We put half an apple into a bag of salt to take back to school and see what happens!

 Mummifying an apple!

 Mummifying an apple!

Hieroglyphics

We wrote our names using the Ancient Egytian alphabet called Hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyphics

We wrote our names using the Ancient Egytian alphabet called Hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyphics

We wrote our names using the Ancient Egytian alphabet called Hieroglyphics.

Hieroglyphics

Hieroglyphics

Hieroglyphics

Making papyrus paper

We layered wet bits of papyrus over each other and left it to dry.

Making papyrus paper

Making papyrus paper

Every object tells a story...

Every object tells a story...

Every object tells a story...

Every object tells a story...

Every object tells a story...

Every object tells a story...