Ancient Egypt

This week we have been focused on Ancient Egypt. We learned where the term “Rosetta Stone” comes from and why all those commercials about it have to do with language. Here’s what 6C learned.

What about you? What do you know about ancient writings?

Chicken Mummies

Over the last couple of weeks we have been learning all kinds of things about Ancient Egypt including the process of mummification! We were excited and disgusted from the start! We learned that the internal organs were taken out of the body and the inside of the body was packed with a natural salt. We also learned that the brain was aken out of the body as well… although it was taken out through the nose! How do you think that was accomlished?

To help us fully understand the process of mummifcation we started our own mummification experiement in class! We are in the process of mummifying chicken wings! Here’s the first day of our experiment!

You can see we cut open our chicken and packed salt inside, just like the Ancient Egyptians did! Then we put our chicken in a bag an covered it with salt! The process has begun! Check back soon to see the progress!

Ancient Writing: Cuneiform

Last week we learned about the ancient form of writing called cuneiform. This form of writing used triangles and lines. Each student made clay and wrote their name, or initals using this ancient form of writing. We also had a challange to decode some famous sayings from cuneiform. You can see it in the final picture! Can you see any words?

What is a civilization?

Think about all we have talked about so far. What are some of the things that are needed in order for a civilization to exist? What do you think is most important?

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