Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Making Our Mummy - Part 3

Today we unearthed our mummy fish from its natron for the last time and got it ready for burial. First we covered the body with scented oils which we made from cooking oil and mixed spice.

The dried out fish mummy

Rubbing in scented oil

Next we wrapped the body with strips of unbleached cotton.

Wrapping the mummy

Wrapping the mummy

All done ready to bury

Once it was ready we buried it in the garden.

The mummy placed in the earth.

Burying the mummy

It was a fun project to do and I really think the children have a good understanding of the mummification process now that they have made their own mummy.

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