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Mummification

Students got their hands dirty as they helped to mummify the body of the dearly departed Pharaoh Henny (the cornish game hen) in Mrs. Mullin’s social studies classes.  Over a six week period, students learned all about Egypt and the mummification process as they participated in the actual process of mummification. The culminating activity of wrapping, preserving  and preparing the body for its eternal slumber was presided over by Anubis, the Egyptian god of the dead. Students created all of the objects that the Pharaoh might need in his afterlife, including jewelry, furniture, chariots and even replicas of gods themselves.  Finally, they signed the tomb by creating cartouches with their name in them.

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