To consolidate and develop our knowledge of understanding of the Ancient Egyptians, we visited the Liverpool World Museum, focusing closely on their Ancient Egyptian exhibition.
The children were lucky enough to participate in a ‘Meet the Mummy’ workshop. Three of our children dressed up in Egyptian clothing, one as a priest and a pair of servants. The servants were in charge of removing the organs of a manikin and placing them in the canopic jars provided and wrapping the body in linen. The priest led the prayers and mummification service. The children learned more about the different items used to ensure safe passage to the afterlife, protecting the soul of the person and ensuring their heart was pure and worthy.
Whilst looking around the Ancient Egyptian exhibition, the children were able to view different items that the Egyptians used during the ancient period for farming, building, eating and living. The children also enjoyed looking around the Afterlife area of the exhibition, even if it was a little bit freaky! We were able to observe different mummies, learning about their lives and the items that were left in the tombs with them.
The Liverpool World Museum has multiple exhibitions, but we were only able to look around a few due to time constraints. However, we were lucky enough to take a look in the Culture exhibition looking at items used by different cultures over the world during different time periods and skeletons and models of different animals.
We had a fantastic time, not only learning lots of new things but also developing our existing knowledge. We would look to say a huge thank you to the volunteers that joined us on our trip and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!