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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

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

School session

School-exclusive mornings for Ancient lives, new discoveries

KS2, 3, 4 & 6th Form

Teacher-led visits to the exhibition on a school exclusive morning.

School session

Excavation in Egypt

KS2

Students find out how archaeologists work, then become archaeologists themselves.

School session

Journey to the ancient Egyptian afterlife

KS2

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

School session

New insights on ancient mummies - facilitated exhibition visit

KS2

Students find out about the mummies on display with the help of exhibition facilitators.

School session

Daily life in ancient Egypt

KS2

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

School session

Life after death in ancient Egypt

KS2

Students examine ancient Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife.

School session

Egyptian mummies

KS2

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

School session

Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2,3 & 4

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

School session

Digital introduction to the ancient world for SEN students

KS2,3 & 4

An introduction to Egypt through multi-sensory activities and digital technologies.