MAKING AN EGYPTIAN MUMMY
To the Egyptians making mummies was
deeply religious and a means of ensuring that people's spirits
would live forever. How and why were mummies made?
This full day workshop features PowerPoint
illustrated lectures and a variety of activities. A range
of presentation styles, activities and contents are available
to suit different audiences: children, students and adults.
Features of this presentation include:
Egyptians' beliefs concerning the nature of the Afterlife
and the importance of the preservation of the physical body.
'Final Judgement' and views of the Afterworld, the need
for a tomb, funerary objects and offerings to the dead.
stages in mummy-making, and its development over time.
examination of tomb architecture and decoration, and how
these related to continuation of eternal life.
tombs really cursed? How were they protected?
examination of some of the royal mummies and the fascinating
stories of their discovery.
'myth of the mummy' and 'the cures of the pharaohs' - how
and why have these become so fascinating to our culture?
mummification of animals. All kinds of animals: fish; birds;
reptiles; dogs; baboons; and rams were mummified, and for
a variety of reasons.
The Mummy of Yuya, Father
of Amenhotep III's Great Wife, Tiye.