The 7th grade girls learned about mummification as part of their study of ancient Egypt last semester.

The 7th grade girls learned about mummification as part of their study of ancient Egypt last semester. They made an elaborate tomb for “King Tutenclucken”— a Cornish game hen who served as the mummy. The tomb included all the elements found in Egyptian royal tombs: cloths, canopic jars (for preserving bodily organs), jewelry, a book of the dead, scarab (jewel resembling a beetle) and game boards. The girls even included food so that the king could move into the afterlife with everything needed for a successful journey to the field of reeds.