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How to make your own papyrus

You will need: • A large bowl or deep tray (a cat litter tray is just right!) big enough for the papyrus strips to lie flat out. • A piece of smooth absorbent fabric big enough to cover both sides of an A4 piece of paper (an old tea towel or pillow slip works well). […]

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How to mummify a kidney

  Step 1: Here is the kidney some 120 days later. I would like to say that this was the traditional length of time the Egyptians mummified things for, but I think I just forgot about it. 70 days is usually quoted as being how long things were mummified for. As you can see from […]

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Resources for Auditories 2

Since the power went down all over Cairo (OK, so it maybe wasn’t that unusual!) just before the first broadcast of the trumpets being played, you may like to listen to this by candle light if your health and safety and blinds permit. Tutankhamun’s trumpets Tutankhamun’s trumpets are a pair of trumpets found in the […]

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Resources for Auditories 1

Ancient Egyptian themed projects are often of necessity either very visual or craft based.  Students who have a primarily auditory way of processing information can easily be left out. I have found a few nice auditory resources over the years, and this Lord’s Prayer in ancient languages sounds suitably atmospheric.  You can ask participants to […]

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The Horrible Histories Heiroglyphic song

Horrible Histories songs are always marvellous, and the hieroglyph scribe school one is particularly good. Kids love it and will want to listen to it again. However, it will make them all lively, so maybe save it until the end unless you want them all whooped up!

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How to make deliciously messy Ancient Egyptian ink

(but no worse than poster paint in the classroom) Ingredients: Soot (if you or a friend has an open fire, this is very easy, otherwise, I can send you a small bag in the post for £2.50 plus P&P) Egg yolk (you can see how this is going to get very messy very quickly) Washing […]

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