Excavating a Pyramid

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:26 AM

Today in history we pretended we were archaeologist and excavated a pyramid.  The kids had to determine which side was the entrance by deciphering the hieroglyphics to whether it said entrance or not.  Then they had to unlock the key hole and remove the top of they pyramid.  Once inside they had to delicately or not so delicately remove the sand and find the sarcophagus,  mummy, and canopic jars.  They excavated well, but there was much excitement and frenzy on who was going to pull the mummy out of the pyramid.  

I got this kit last year at Barnes and Nobel when they were having a half off sale.  We have been waiting to use it this year which our study on the pyramids and ancient Egypt.  This kit is from National Geographic and it was well worth the expense. 







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