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Topic Focus - Ancient Egypt

Topic Focus 08.06.20




This week our focus will be Mummification. Mummification was a process used by ancient Egyptians to preserve the bodies of their loved ones after their death. It wasn’t a very pleasant experience at all. Watch the videos below which explains a little more about Mummification.

Mummification in Ancient Egypt | Primary History - Ancient Egypt

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. Dr Joann Fletcher explains how the ancient Egyptians preserved their dead, and why mummies were buried with precious jewellery. ...

Have you ever been to The Ulster Museum in Belfast?


If you have, then you have probably seen Takabuti. Watch this video to learn a little more.

Takabuti, The Ulster Museum Egyptian Mummy (2009)

Use the following links to learn some more about Egyptian mummies and what was usually found in their tombs.


How a mummy was made?

Mummification was a very complex process. Have a watch of the following video and click on the link to read a book all about mummies. After that click on the link which will take you to a website where you can complete your own mummification…we hope you’re not to queezy….it was a gruesome process.


Read all about it here:


Mummification (How an Ancient Egyptian Mummy was Made)

Please consider supporting our videos on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/simplehistory The Ancient Egyptians believed in several rituals in order to reach th...

Click on the picture below to be taken to a mummifying game:


Now that you’ve learned all about mummification,

why don’t you try the sequencing activity to see if

you can sequence the mummification steps.

Science Experiment - Mummification

Now it’s time to truly see how important the ‘natron’ was to the mummification process. We’d like you to mummify an apple, yes, that’s right! You’re going to complete your own mummification experiment. You will spend some time setting up the experiment this week and then you’ll have to leave you apple for a week, before looking at the finished results.

Follow the instructions below for mummifying an apple. You will need to peel your apple and take the core out of it if possible too before carving a face into your apple.

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Creative Activity – Make a Canopic Jar


During mummification, the Egyptians placed main organs in Canopic jars. These jars had heads of different Egyptian Gods. If you’d like to, we’ve a few links to making your own Canopic jars.


Canopic Jar Build