Ancient Egypt: Mummification and the Afterlife

Join our Enablers to find out about mummification and the journey to the afterlife through five very special objects.

Our new Digital Schools Sessions bring the museum to your classroom. Our free, live sessions are led by our team of Enablers and are broadcast using Microsoft Teams. Read our FAQs for further information about our sessions.

 

About the session

Title

Ancient Egypt: Mummification and the Afterlife

Suitable for

Primary 3-4 classes

Date

Thurs 19 November 2020 (Fully booked)

Wed 2 December 2020 (Fully booked)

Times

11:10–11:35 (19 Nov) 

11:30-11:55, 13:30-13:55 (2 Dec)

Length

25 mins

Cost

Sessions are free of charge and are available to UK-based schools only.

By the end of the session, we will

Know about the importance of mummification, the afterlife, and the objects surrounding it.

Description

Mummification was something very important to ancient Egyptians as it was only through this process that you could enter the afterlife. In this session, pupils will discover some of the objects that would be used in the process, as well as items ancient Egyptians might have taken with them to the afterlife. During the session, there will be simple activities that you can do with your class, the opportunity to ask questions and see some real ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Teachers, please note that as part of the session, there will be an image showing a coffin with a mummified person inside. Death will also be mentioned during the session, so please bear in mind for any pupils who may need prior warning of this

Curriculum links

I understand that evidence varies in the extent to which it can be trusted and can use this in learning about the past.  SOC 1-01a

I can compare aspects of people’s daily lives in the past with my own by using historical evidence or the experience of recreating an historical setting. SOC 1-04a

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