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Spring 2 Year B 2020-2021 - Pharoahs

 

It's time to travel back 5000years to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt! We'll cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings...

It's time to find out about life on the river's fertile banks, discovering Egypt and its fascinating culture.

Unravel the secrets of ancient tombs using historical sources and age-old artefacts. Find out about powerful pharoahs and grandiose gods! Make yourself a nemes and you'll really look the part!

Become an apprentice and work for Ramose; he's the chief embalmer at the Beautiful House. Help him prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife.

Now open the doorway to ancient Egypt - who knows what treasures we'll find?

Our Spring term will culminate with this breath-taking insight into life in ancient Egypt. We will look at historical sources and use modern technology to draw our own conclusions about whether it was right to open Tutankhamun's tomb or whether he should have been left in his resting place. Did the interference from outsiders, searching for valuable treasures, lead to the unleashing of ancient curses?  have a look at our parent curriculum grid to see where our journey of discovery will take us. See how you can get involved at home with our homework project.

 

We are very fortunate to have been loaned some Egyptian Artefacts by Lancashire Museums! We had the opportunity to handle the objects and predict what we thought they may have been used for. We were fascinated to learn about the Canopic jars - they were used as part of the mummification process to store internal organs that the Egyptians felt were the most important. Interestingly, the heart was taken from the body and weighed - if the heart was heavy, the Egyptians thought it was heavy with sin and this would affect the entry into the afterlife.  

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