The session on the Ancient Egyptians is designed to give children an insight into what life was like in the land of the pharaohs. It lasts 2 hours and is structured into two main parts:
First part: introduction on the Ure Museum, Archaeology and different aspects of Ancient Egypt (mummification process, religion, material culture). Handling of objects: children focus on the key features of society in Ancient Egypt, from trade and the economy to make-up.
Second part: children work with activity sheets and spend time analysing different Egyptian artefacts around the museum. The session concludes with the mummification of a fish carried out by the Education officer, which can then be taken back to school to keep track of the whole process. If teachers or children are not inclined to this last excersice, it can be changed for an arts and crafts activity (make your own shabti/death mask/etc.).