Trip to the British Museum
On the 10th February 3G set off on our adventure to the British Museum.
We were off to learn more about Ancient Egypt especially the Egyptian afterlife. It was all very exciting.
When we arrived we were amazed by the number of Egyptian artefacts that the museum had on display. There were mummies, sarcophagus, shabtis, elaborate tomb paintings and everyday artefacts such as sandals and kohl eyeliner containers. There were so many wonderful objects inscribed with hieroglyphics and dating back over 4000 years.
One particular item that we were all very interested in was the Rosetta stone which was smaller than we expected! This stone contains three languages (Hieroglyphic, demotic and ancient Greek). This stone was the key to translate hieroglyphics and the meaning behind each of the symbols. It is thought to be one of the most important discoveries from Ancient Egypt.
The trip was a fantastic learning experience and we all really enjoyed our adventure.
Year 3 Boys