Year 5 began their work on the Ancient Egyptians by finding out more about what Ancient Egyptian people believed about the afterlife.
It was very important to ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. A method of artificial preservation, called mummification was developed by the ancient Egyptians. Mummification was a complicated and lengthy process which lasted up to 70 days.
We developed our understanding of the process using research and hands on experience to write our own instructions.