Session 2 – June 28 – July 9
Ancient Egypt: Scarabs, Sculptures & Scripts
Scribes, artisans, farmers, and peasants: Your position in society directed your life. Yet everyone planned for the future – that is, the future after life! What did mummies have to do with your daily Egyptian life? What goes into the process of mummification? Read between the (hieroglyphic) lines from “The Book of Coming Forth by Day” (aka “Book of the Dead”) as we design our sarcophagus. Sculpt the Eye of Horas and heart scarabs, and create funerary masks and ushabti figurines (your little helpers in the afterlife). Prepare to send our mummy off in style. Decipher the mystery of hieroglyphs.
Session 3 – July 12 – 23
Ancient Egypt: Tales, Tombs & Tut
Good king, bad king. . . god-king? Akhenaten, Tut and Ramesses II – how would you categorize each? Make amulets to honor the gods. Create a map of the Nile River and honor its life-giving powers: What is its significance to the culture? Join our festival for Bastet, the cat goddess. Make your own cat mummy as a devotional gift to her. Investigate the mystery of the great pyramids. Discover the complicated yet fascinating, ancient Egyptian writing system of hieroglyphs and make a metal cartouche of your name.
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