During the summer, once a week my son's friend comes over to play and occasionally the Moms make them do a fun educational activity--(mainly to get them away from electronics)
|My friend found this on a clearance rack and since her son just got his braces removed and he hasn't be allowed gummy treats in years, she thought it would be a fun activity they would love.|
|Boys working together|
|I think we over microwaved the red ones a bit, but did a little better with the orange ones|
This week we also decided to visit the science center to see the new King Tut exhibit. Everything we saw was a replica of what was actually found in King Tut's grave. We heard about the Carter, the man who was determined to locate King Tut, it is quite a story. If this exhibit comes near you, it is worth a visit!
|We went with some friends and this is the start of our World History for the school year:)|
|Next was the burial chamber. I had no idea just how elaborate it was. there were four shrines, each grander than the next and then inside the final shrine was four coffins, also each grander than the next before they reach the mummy|
|Finally there was a third room which housed the treasury. There were statues of Gods, boxes of jewelry and model ships all to help the King move on to the after life.|
Once we passed thru the three rooms where things were so piled up it was hard to see what was what. We entered the museum gallery where they had a replica of each item on display with more information about each item.
|IN the burial room there was a shrine and in it were three additional boxes.|
|The first two coffins. It is believed the larger one was meant for a different king as King Tut emblem is added over other name. the second coffin is more decorative and is covered is Lapis Lazuli, turquoise and colored glass|
|The third coffin is made of solid gold!|
|Golden casts were made and placed on his fingers and toes. He was also wearing golden sandals|
|The death mask.|
|I taught the kids (when we studied Egypt years ago that the organ were always placed in Canopic jars with these heads on top (the jackal, baboon, fox and face). But King Tut did it completely differently as you will see below|
|The Kings organs were found inside this golden shrine|
|Inside the golden box was another box which held mini coffins of King Tut and inside these were the organs of the King!|
|Also found were trucks filled with jewels, grains and gold|
|Many statues found in the tomb to aid the pharaoh in the afterlife|
|and golden statues of the many Egyptian Gods|
It was an excellent exhibit and we learn a great deal. It was a good beginning to our World history studies:)
Firedrake is working as a Junior Counselor at a day camp for 2 days for the next two weeks. So she is keeping very busy. She is exhausted after a day outside in the heat working with elementary age children.