An Egyptian Day at Weston Park Museum

The Golden Eagles had a great time at Weston Park Museum. We spent the day finding out about the life of Djedma’atiuesankh, a young Ancient Egyptian who died around 650BC, and whose mummy is looked after by the museum. As well as investigating Egyptian life through the artefacts in the gallery, we were able to handle some genuine Ancient Egyptian items, including a piece of Djedma’s mummy wrapping. In the afternoon, we started an experiment to mummify a tomato, which we will continue in school. Finally, the day ended with a debate about whether artefacts should be returned to their country of origin. I was incredibly impressed with the children’s mature contributions to the debate and with their excellent knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians.

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