Educational Resources for Ancient Egyptian Culture
Information and Downloads
Student Activity Guide: Ancient Egyptian CulturePDF
Use this guide as a resource to take students through VMFA's permanent Egyptian art collection and beyond.
Exhibition Text for Mummy: Secrets of the TombPDF
Download a copy of the exhibition text panels to help orient you to the major themes in the exhibition.
Exhibition Floor Plan for Mummy: Secrets of the TombPDF
Help orient yourself to the exhibition layout and thematic sections with the attached floor plan.
The Mummy Maker Interactive Game
Helps students learn more about the process of mummification.
Egyptomania Gallery Guide (English or Español)PDF
A gallery guide exploring Egyptian influence in art through VMFA's permanent collection. Designed for a general audience.
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb is complemented by a 21-minute, realistic 3-D movie shown prior to the exhibition. After 2,800 years, technology has unlocked much information about the mummy of Egyptian priest Nesperennub, including age, family, health, mummification practices, and ritual elements. The content is recommended for visitors age seven to adult.
Lessons and Activites
Over the TopPDF
This creative movement activity helps students understand the annual flooding of the Nile River in Egypt. By recreating the movement of the waters of the Nile, students will better understand the importance of the rich soil that the annual flooding left behind in Egyptian fields as the floodwaters receded.
Can You Dig It? An Adventure in ArchaeologyPDF
Students will learn about the process that allows archaeologists to record exactly where individual artifacts and groups of objects are discovered, and discover why observing artifacts in context is important to learning about the people of the past.
What Would You Have Eaten?PDF
Learn about the diet of Ancient Egyptians!
Canopic Jar Creation:
Make your own canopic jar to store your treasures using this lesson. Download the lesson here. Or discover a different way to create a canopic jar at home, published in the August 2011 issue of Richmond Family Magazine.
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