23rd Mar, 2018

Pupils time-travel back to Ancient Egypt

TIME-TRAVELLING youngsters at a Kenilworth school were transported back over 3,000 years to ancient Egypt.

Pupils at Crackley Hall enjoyed an ancient Egyptian themed day which included learning skills important to the civilisation, including tomb painting, hieroglyphic writing and making perfume cones.

They also made canopic jars – which preserved the innards of passed loved ones – from clay and carved scarab beetles in soap.

And mummies were created using small peg dolls embalmed with spices, perfumes and animal fat.

In the afternoon the royal court was set up and food was prepared for a grand banquet.

Dances, music and plays were performed whilst the banquet of bread, ‘wine’ in goblets, cheese, figs, dates and fruits was served by the slaves.

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