Sytchampton Endowed Primary School

Event - Hawks Trip to Birmingham Museum

7 June 2017

On Wednesday 7th June, Hawks visited Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to find out more facts about Egyptians and to have a go at undertaking the mummification process.

Here is the dead body, ready for us to mummify.
Eugh! Yuk! This stomach is really squidgy! The children had to take all of the organs out of the body, except the heart.

We have taken out all of the organs... but what about the brain?
The Egyptians used a hook that would go up the nose, mash the brain up and then pull it out a bit at a time back through the nose.

These are the canopic jars that would hold the body parts once tremoved. The heads of the jars are all different. They represent different Gods.
This is what the priest would look like They wore a jackal mask to represent Anubis, the God of mummification.

Once all of the gruesome bits are over, it’s time to wrap the body up in bandages.
This is a sarcophagus (coffin) where the mummified body would go. The family would add in all valuable items, ready for the afterlife.

Here is an actual mummy in a real sarcophagus. Wow!