Birmingham Museum and Art gallery

We visited BMAG to visit the Egyptian gallery of the museum and take part in workshops about Ancient Egypt. We re-enacted an Ancient Egyptian funeral of a pharaoh. It was a bit gruesome pulling out his internal organs and putting them in canopic jars, then Jacob had to pull his brain out!! We found bandaging him up a bit tricky and then we had to decide if his heart was heavier than a feather. We held an original death masks from Egyptian times. Our second workshop was painting a picture on a piece of papyrus with inks – they looked really good. In the afternoon we visited the Egyptian gallery and saw some real mummies, and lots artefacts. We also had time to make a quick visit to the Staffordshire Hoard and the art gallery. It was a very informative day.