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Ancient Egypt

Resources

Ancient Egypt

The Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian objects outside Egypt. Highlights include the Rosetta Stone, a 5,000 year old sand-dried mummy, wall paintings from Nebamun’s tomb and sculptures of Ramesses II.


A guide to the Egyptian galleries 
Age 3–6, 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Early Egypt 
Age 7–11

Life in ancient Egypt 
Age 7–11

Mummies: Egyptian mummies 
Age 7–11

Mummies: how were mummies
made? 

Age 7–11

Mummies: the development of mummification 
Age 7–11

Nebamun: ancient Egyptian tomb paintings 
Age 7–11

Nebamun: what can you learn from an Egyptian tomb? 
Age 7–11

Nebamun: literacy activities 
Age 7–11

Ancient Nubia 
Age 7–11

Painting an Egyptian tomb 
Age 7–11

Reading a papyrus 
Age 7–11

Symbols of the pharaoh 
Age 7–11

The Griffith Institute 
Age 7–11

Sessions

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Journey to the ancient Egyptian afterlife

KS2

How did the Book of the Dead help the ancient Egyptians on their journey to the afterlife?

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Decoding ancient Egyptian tomb paintings

KS2

Students explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife and create a digital collage inspired by tomb paintings.

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Daily life in ancient Egypt

KS2

Students explore the famous tomb-painting of Nebamun hunting in the marshes.

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Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2,3 & 4

Students experience ancient Egypt through sight, sound, smell and touch.

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Egyptian mummies

KS2

Images and video are used to help understand more about Ancient Egyptian mummies.

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Uncovering the Egyptian tomb

KS2

Discover the fascinating contents of an Egyptian tomb and learn about how archaeologists work.

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Around the world in a day

KS2

Students explore the varied lifestyles of five ancient societies.