Log In

Ancient Egyptian Grave Goods: What to Pack (Small Class!) π“…‚π“ŽΌπ“‡Œπ“Šͺπ“π“‡‹π“ˆ–π“ŽΌπ“‚‹

Ilene Sennuwy Springer
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(172)
(Small Class) Find out what the ancient Egyptians - rich and poor - packed in their tombs to bring to the afterlife.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Students will learn about:

1. Ancient Egyptian mythology associated with death and the afterlife.
2. People of other cultures who chose/still choose to be buried with grave goods.
3. The difference between status grave goods and desired grave goods.
I hold a Diploma in Egyptology from Oxford College in England and a Certificate of Museum Studies from Harvard University. And I’ve been to Egypt three times on personalized, educational tours.

I've been captivated by ancient Egypt since I was 10 years old.  And I feel it's my destiny to share my enthusiasm for and expertise on this beautiful and brilliant 5000-year-old civilization with all of you.  I hope to see you soon for a class.  I think you'll agree that The Egyptian Room is an attractive, fun and inspiring place to learn.  
Homework Offered
There won't be any official homework.
0 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will send students an informal and fun quiz (actually a learning tool) to take before the beginning of class - if they can. We will go over the quiz together at the beginning of class and then we'll review the questions and see what students have retained at the end.
Grades Offered
Students will not need any materials outside the class.
Some students may be afraid of talking about the ancient Egyptians' perception of death and the afterlife. 
I  use a number of primary and secondary materials from experts on the subject of grave goods and other associated funerary practices:

1. The American Society of Overseas Research (ASOR) presents original research in
"Ancient Egypt:Β A Tale of Human Sacrifice?"  by Thomas Hikade and Jane Roy.
These archaeologists speculate how to determine if young men found in a burial site at the very ancient Egyptian capital of Hierakonpolis were sacrificial burials to accompany the king into the afterlife - or if they were buried there for some other reason.

2. "Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt"– June 1, 2015, byΒ Salima Ikram:Β 
Egyptologist Salima Ikram, a specialist in mummified pets, investigates burial goods in the field involving several pharaohs and people of noble birth.

3.  "The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Complete Papyrus of Ani" with Dr. Raymond FaulknerΒ (Translator),Β Ogden GoeletΒ (Translator),Β Carol AndrewsΒ (Preface),Β J. Daniel GuntherΒ (Introduction).  The authors analyze the original Book of the Dead to see how grave goods played or did not play into one's acceptance into the afterworld.

4.  Museum, University of Oxford, UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology 2009,Β escholarship.orgΒ ]

"Grave Goods in the Naqadan Burials"
Alice Stevenson of the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford wrote: β€œThe Neolithic burials at Merimde were usually without grave goods...In contrast, from the  [later] Badarian [period] onward, the investment in burial symbolism was more pronounced, and the dead could be accompanied to the grave by numerous types of accouterments, which varied considerably depending upon the period, social factors and status." 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(172)
Welcome to "The Ancient Egyptian Room!" 

You never know what's going to happen in here.  One time during a class, I asked a question about Cleopatra, and a surreal voice from somewhere inside the room answered it.  Turned out It was "Siri" who...Β 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
55 min

Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
1-4 learners per class

SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Β© 2024 Outschool