Year 5 visit Weston Park Museum

Today, Year 5 visited Weston Park where we travelled back in time to the Bronze age.  We considered what it was like in Sheffield at that time.

We thought about how the people were buried.

Once we had looked at the artefacts in the collection, we travelled in space to think about the Ancient Egyptians. We considered the similarities and differences between England and Egypt.  We discussed the location of Egypt in Northern Africa and the River Nile which flows through it.

We found out more about the sarcophagus and how X-Rays and CT Scans were used to find out more about the mummified person inside.

We learned more about the mummification process and how internal organs were removed.

We started an experiment to see how salt preserves organic matter.

We discussed grave goods. (Grave goods, in archaeology and anthropology, are items buried along with a body.)

We looked carefully at the artefacts and created some of our own.

We also discussed whether grave goods should be in museums and had a debate as ethical archaeologists.