Mummy!

The most anticipated part of our Egypt topic arrived on Monday - mummification! The Lollipop Sticks of Destiny chose Joseph to be the subject of the High Priestess' ministrations; he lay on the desk ready to have his organs removed (brain through the nose!), be cleansed and purified, dried out in natron (salt) and wrapped in 200 metres of linen bandages (school budget allowed for 2 finger bandages). We found out that the poor Egyptians were just buried in the sand. We wrote a set of instructions explaining how to mummify, self-assessed, then improved. The difference was astounding!

mummy