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Life and death in Ancient Egypt


Workshop details

Key Stage: 2

Number of participants: This session is primarily aimed at a class of up to 30 pupils, accompanied by at least 2 - 3 adults. However, we can accommodate larger groups on request.

Length of session: Ancient Egypt lasts a full day (usually from 10am to 2.15pm), although we can adapt the session to suit schools who only wish to visit for half a day.

Venue: Oriental Museum. Please look at our Your Visit pages for full information about visiting the Museum.

Session outline

Travel back in time to the land of the Pharaohs and experience what life was like thousands of years ago. This varied session give pupils the chance to experience various aspects of life in Ancient Egypt. Using primary source material, pupils can explore our collections and come to their own conclusions. Over the course of the day, pupils will have the opportunity to learn both independently and in small groups, utilise both literary and artistic skills and begin to empathise with the ancient Egyptians.

The Oriental Museum houses one of the finest Egyptology collections in the country and as well as exploring our galleries, pupils have the opportunity to use our handling collections. Pupils will study the significance of mummies and mummification and there is even the opportunity to mummify a child and send them on their way to the afterlife (no children will be harmed in this activity!) .

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