On Wednesday 22nd February Team LL and AF visited an Exhibition in Experience Barnsley. Joann Fletcher (Barnsley lass) who is a world famous Egyptologist worked with the museum staff to develop an exhibition showcasing some artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun. As well as finding out about the ground-breaking work of Joann we also learnt more about Howard Carter’s amazing discovery of the tomb.
We also learnt about Ernest Jones (also from Barnsley). We discovered years before the find he had stumbled across the name Tutankhamun whilst carrying out archaeological work in Egypt. He shared this information with Howard Carter and it is widely thought that this was the spark that ignited the search for the tomb.
Children had an amazing day exploring the artefacts. We also enjoyed a workshop where we made amulets, uncovered artefacts, played senet and had a go at creating artwork and hieroglyphics on papyrus. A fab day had by all.
Miss C Clementson and Mrs S Allen
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