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Who is the mummy?
Posted: May 17, 2018 by: D Peck (dpeck) on: Year 3
This half term, Year 3 have been trying to solve a mystery in their history lessons.
Who is the mummy in the tomb?
After narrowing down their potential suspects to three pharaohs from Ancient Egypt, they gathered evidence to help them predict who the mummy might be.
They got to measure the mummy and used their maths skills to find out how old the bandages were, matching it to an ancient dynasty.
Next, they used their observation skills to examine some of the objects from the tomb and why our mummy might want to be buried with them.
Our intelligent investigators also used their comparative skills to match a skull reconstruction to the mummy’s death mask.
Finally, we used our knowledge of hieroglyphs to translate the hidden message in the tomb. Our mummy was King Tutankhamen, the boy pharaoh!
But our investigation isn’t over yet, how did such a young king become a mummy?
Keep reading checking the Year 3 blog to find out!