Event - Year 5 at Birmingham Museum and Gallery

22 November 2019

On Friday 22nd November, Year 5 visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

In the morning, we had the opportunity to explore the museum. We looked at lots of different artefacts from Ancient Egyptian times, Ancient Greek times and artefacts from the Roman era.

After lunch, we had a mummification workshop. We had to remove the vital organs and put them into Canopic jars. Then, we wrapped the body and the gods judged whether the Pharaoh’s heart weighed more or less than a feather. Finally, we paraded the mummified body around the classroom playing musical instruments as we walked.

We had a great day!


Year 5 on the steps of the Gallery.
 
Dressing up.

Playing a Viking game.
 
Mummification workshop.

Wrapping the body.
 
The mummification parade.