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Here Come the Mummies!

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Fifth level children display their work.

Fifth level children display their work.

Removing the "internal organs"

Removing the “internal organs”

Removing the internal organs

Removing the internal organs

As part of our study of Ancient Egypt, fifth level children took a closer look at the process of mummification. First, they chose an Ancient Egyptian person to research and then made a “body” for their person. After the “death” of their person, it was time to begin the mummification process. All of the “internal organs” were removed from the bodies and then the bodies dried out in natron for the next few weeks. The children made amulets and shabtis to bury with their person, and a sarcophagus was made and decorated for each mummy as well. The mummies were wrapped in cloth and then laid to rest in the sarcophagus. Finally, each child gave a presentation about their person and shared their sarcophagus as the visual aid. That’s a wrap for our study of Ancient Egypt!

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