ART animated-mummy-image-0003Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian embalmers treated the mummy’s internal organs in various ways. They usually discarded the brain because they believed that the heart (which they left undisturbed) was the centre of consciousness. The liver, lungs, stomach and intestines were regarded as embodiments of the entire person and were preserved separately. Embalmers sometimes put the organs back into the body, or wrapped them like miniature mummies before placing them in canopic jars.

Four canopic jars of Henutmehyt

ART painted-wooden-canopic-jarsThe lids of the jars are carved to represent the heads of the four Sons of Horus. The ancient Egyptians believed that these minor deities protected the organs placed inside the jars. Imsety has the head of a man, Hapy a baboon, Duamutef a jackal, and Quebehsenuef a falcon. The jars were sealed at the neck with a thick layer of plaster with their content in place.


In our Spring term lessons we are going to create jewellery inspired by Ancient Egyptian art work as well as a set of canopic jars. Pupils are invited to create necklaces, bracelets or cartouches.

Here you find the hieroglyphic alphabet in case you would like to get creative at home.

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During this unit pupils will:

Look at the designs and slogans of propaganda posters from WWII.

Design their own poster.

Create a large scale mural of London during the Blitz using silhouettes.

Learn about Scherenschnitte (German Paper Cutting) and the artist Wilhelm Gross.

To find out more information about the  WW II propaganda, major slogans and campaigns follow the link below: