Mummies & The Afterlife

Task 1. (20 points)
Prepare an instruction manual/pamphlet on How to Prepare a Mummy. Make sure you include: what happens in the correct order; how long it takes; what tools were used; and who performs each task.

Task 2. (5 points)
For what reasons did the Ancient Egyptians mummify their dead?

Task 3. (15 points)
Compare and contrast the tombs and mummification processes of poor Ancient Egyptians with wealthy Ancient Egyptians. (In other words, what was different and what was the same? Look at how both were mummified and look at the sizes and contents of the tombs of both poor and wealthy Ancient Egyptians).

Task 4. (5 points)
Describe and draw the items and tools used during mummification.

Task 5. (10/20 points)
Canopic jars and funerary masks were used during mummification. Discuss what each was used for and design a set of your own. (You could even make one or both of these from art materials).

Task 6. (15 points)
Where did the souls of the dead supposedly go to after death? What did the Ancient Egyptians believe happened to good and bad people after they died? Why did many wall paintings often show the heart being weighed at the Time of Judgement?

Task 7. (5 points)
Who was the god Anubis? What was his role in the Afterlife?

Task 8. (5 points)
What was the Book of the Dead and what was its importance?

Task 9. (5 points)
What is the ‘Curse of the Mummy’? Where did it develop? Is there any truth to it?

Task 10. (20 points)
Research and write a newspaper report announcing the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Your report should explain who discovered the tomb, when this happened, what they found, and why this discovery was so important. Illustrate your report with appropriate photographs or drawings. Make sure you include a headline that shows how exciting this discovery was at the time. (Alternatively, make up a new tomb discovery and write about its instead).

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