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Ancient Egyptians

Students use both original and replica objects to re-enact the 'Opening of the Mouth Ceremony' that will bring the dead Pharaoh everlasting life.

A replica mummy and Anubis mask are amongst the objects used for this funeral rite.

Opening of the mouth ceremony

In this part of the session students will learn about the funeral rites practiced by the Ancient Egyptians. Using original and replica objects and props the students will act out the opening of the mouth ceremony in a mini role play activity.

Hieroglyphics activity

Students learn about hieroglyphics and, using reed pens and ink, write in pictures and symbols on papyrus. This workshop is teacher-led and delivered at the same time as the opening of the mouth activity.

Handling Artefacts

Students will examine and handle a range of Ancient Egyptian artefacts from our collection enabling them to learn about how study of objects adds to our understanding of Egyptian life and beliefs. 

Location Abington Park Museum
Age Key stage 2

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study

Length Two hours
Capacity 35 children plus supervising adults
Supervision We ask schools to follow NSPCC guidelines as outlined in our terms and conditions.
Resources Once you have booked your visit with us you will receive a copy of our background teacher notes and resources for use during your visit.
Cost £200