Today we went on a trip to the Horniman Museum. We spent time looking at many things like animals, bones and most importantly – Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, stone carvings and a mummified bird. Getting to handle some of the Ancient Egyptian artefacts like a necklace, a death mask and a piece of linen from a mummified body was incredible. Did you know that some of the objects we held (with our white gloves on!) are 2,500 years old? Having learnt about a lot of these things in class, it was great to see them close up and be able to touch them. We tried to read the hieroglyphs on the back of a jade scarab beetle amulet – it was very tricky! When we had spent time being archaeologists, we came together to place the objects in our box on to the painting of a body of a female Ancient Egyptian. As an added part of the day, we got to touch a python’s skin and some shark’s teeth. We had a great day and learnt SO much.
By Tochukwu and Daniel