We started at the main entrance of the exhibit, navigated our way in, out, up, down and through the entire section full of real (and recreated) artifacts of ancient culture. We saw hieroglyphics, mummies, empty tombs (tomb robbers!), jewels, and much more. A couple of the kids commented on how spooky and scary the entire exhibit felt. I asked what made it feel like that, to which they replied by saying things like "it was dark", "it's spooky", "there were dead things", and more. After we exited the tombs we entered a recreated Egyptian market from the year 2500 BC. The children saw many of the things Egyptian people used in daily life and got to experience some things like laying in an Egyptian bed and balancing things on an ancient balance. (Yes, someone made the connection to the balance in our classroom!)
Some of the lasting impressions on the kids from the trip are this:
All of this information was shared by the SK at our Friday All-School Meeting. They were very excited to share and able to remember what they wanted to say!
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