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Bring your topic to life with a much loved Ancient Egyptian workshop which gives students the unique opportunity to handle real Ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Learn how to think like archaeologists whilst examining these amazing objects for clues about the lives and beliefs of the people who once owned them.

After a short introduction to ancient Egyptian religion and the mummification process, students will work in small groups to investigate objects in detail, from a headrest to a death mask to a shabti, before sharing their findings with the whole class. We will finish by discussing the relatively recent journey of the objects from Egypt to the Horniman and consider how some Egyptian people may feel about this today.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Ages: 7-11, 11-14

Subjects: History, Anthropology

Topics: Africa, Human & Physical Geography, Storytelling, Team Building, Signs & Symbols, Ancient Egypt

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: From £2.41 per student (£72.50 per session, excluding VAT)

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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About Horniman Museum and Gardens.

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The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

Learn about their world-class collections and discover information about world cultures, music, different species and the natural environment we all share.

There is more that unites us than divides us, and this can clearly be seen when looking at the 350,000 or so objects in the Horniman collections.

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