3rd class History

3rd class History
National Museum
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 10:00 - 12:15

On Wednesday, 3rd Class walked to the National History Museum. The ceiling is very fancy and tall, painted light blue and gold. We were met by a lovely tour guide called Patricia. She brought us up a spiral staircase to the Ancient Egypt room. We sat in a circle and Patricia showed us a map pointing out the river Nile where most farmers planted their crops alongside. She talked about how the Egyptians preserved their dead bodies, called mummification. They removed all the organs and dried the body out with salt, stuffed and wrapped it with linen cloth. It was then placed in a coffin called a sarcophagus. Scarab bettles were symbols that were placed on the heart of the mummy. 

I thought the most interesting part was about the heart. They weighed your heart against a feather. If it was light you would have an afterlife but if it was heavy you did not! We then made scarab beetles in the workshop which was great fun. I had a wonderful time exploring Ancient Egypt!

 

By Laura