Ages 7–11 (KS2)
For children to use with an adult's help.
Read the introduction carefully to help you play the game.
Drag and drop the labels to uncover what's happening in this ancient Egyptian funeral scene.
Ancient Egyptian funerals were special ceremonies to help the deceased live forever in the afterlife, like the gods. Wealthy Egyptians had large funerary processions with priests hired to perform spells and offerings. Women would cry and pray and men would carry treasures to help the deceased live well in the afterlife.
Before the person was buried, magical rituals were performed at the tomb, including the 'Opening of the Mouth', which people believed would help the person eat, drink and speak in the afterlife. After the funeral, the relatives of the deceased could visit the tomb to leave offerings and pray.
- Drag and drop the keywords to discover what is happening in the funeral scene below.
- Words will turn green when they're in the right place.
- This activity works best on desktop and laptop computers.