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Assignemnt

You have been hired by the DeYoung Museum of San Francisco to develop a floor in the museum that will be devoted to ancient Egypt.  Acting as a museum curator (a person who is inc charge of things in a museum) you will research ancient Egyptian artifacts and their history.  You will recreate the artifact to place in the museum. In addition to the artifact you will recreate, you will need to create an informational card providing information about the artifact for visitors.   Through research, you will become an expert in the topic you study and knowledgable in other aspects of Ancient Egyptian culture.

As acting curator of the museum, you will become the expert of one aspect of the Ancient Egyptian culture.  You will use encyclopedias, books and the internet to research the topic you choose.  Findings will be presented in the form of both a project and a written piece.

 

*Credit for this assignment: http://www.taconichills.k12.ny.us/webquests/egypt/indexNew.html

 

Ancient Egypt Museum Project

Can you guess what this hieroglyph says? 

Resources

 

Finding an artifact

Instructions: 

1.     You will browse the artifacts listed below. 

2.    You will choose two that interest you the most to research further and make an exhibit piece for the museum. 

3.    Once you have choose your top 2 artifacts, fill out the sentence frame below and return to your teacher. 

My category is _________________________________ and I want to research more about _______________ and the artifact I am choosing is _____________ because _____________________________________________________________________.  My second choice would be to study ___________________________ because___________

____________________________________________________________.

 

Politics

Economics

Religion

Social

Intelligence

Art/Architecture

 

Pharaoh

 

King Tut

 

 

Isis with Hourus- statue

 

Boomerang of King Tut

 

 

Book of the Dead Hieroglyphics

 

Painting

 

Pharaoh

 

Hatshepsut

 

 

Osiris (god)

 

Musical Instrument

 

Book of the dead- Papyrus

 

Sphinx

 

Pharaoh Ramses II

 

 

Ra (god)

 

Cartoche

 

Papyrus of Ani- Hieroglyphics

 

 

Pyramids

 

Khufu

 

 

Hathor (god)

 

 

 

Sculpture

 

Khafra

 

 

Mummies:  Brain Removal Hook

 

 

 

Funeral Steale- Hieroglyphics

 

 

Painting

 

Thutmose

 

 

Mummies- Sons of Horus Canopic Jars

 

 

 

Rosetta Stone

 

 

 

 

The Eye of Horus

 

 

 

Temples

 

 

 

Coffins

Aten (god)

 

 

 

 

 

Example of an Ancient Egypt artifact

Triangular Loaf of Bread

Date: First Intermediate Period, Dynasty XI, reign of Mentuhotep II (c. 2008-1957 B.C.E.)

Material: Bread

Provenance: Deir el Bahri, Mentuhotep II's mortuary temple

This loaf of bread is approximately 4000 years old. It was placed with other objects under the foundation of Mentuhotep II's mortuary temple at Deir el Bahri in Western Thebes. The objects placed in foundation deposits for ancient Egyptian temples were intended to symbolically stabilize and protect the four corners and the boundary walls of the temple, because the temple itself was believed to be a microcosm of the universe. One reward gained from a stable universe was food in abundance. This loaf of bread symbolizes that value.

http://www.memphis.edu/egypt/artifact.php

 

Mysteries of Egypt

Resources

Encyclopedias and Databases:


World Book Encyclopedia

CultureGrams

 

FUN Websites

Hieroglyph Typewriter

Clickable Mummy- a look into the mummification process

      
     

    Books @ VVMS Library

    Cover Art
    Ancient Civilizations - Judson Knight; Stacy A. McConnell (Editor)
    ISBN: 0787639850

    Cover Art
    Ancient Egypt
    ISBN: 0789465728

    Cover Art
    Ancient Egypt and Greece
    ISBN: 8860981581

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