A Message from Emit We’re off! Llatiwonk made me do all the safety checks first. Yesterday she even forced me to learn some basic hieroglyphics. It’s not necessary when I have my language chip in my pocket pod, but she thought it would help me to get the feel of the new mission. “I have a knack for languages,” she said, “but even with your language chip you sometimes make the most dreadful mistakes.” Well, it is true, but I wish she wouldn’t remind me of it.
Time to do some advance reading. I refuse to let Llatiwonk tell me everything this time. I’m going to surprise her with my brilliance, my forethought, my sheer genius for archaeological delving…________________________________________________________
Your Work for Today:
As you play the Mummy Maker game, try to learn about all the steps of mummification. You may need some clues from Miuty the cat.
Don’t worry too much about making a mistake. You can learn from your mistakes, and you can always play the game again.
The game tells you what the ancient Egyptians believed that made them mummify bodies with such care and skill. Fill in the blanks below as you read.
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Copy this into a blank Word file and fill in the answers. Then paste it into your workbook. Don’t forget to save your work!
ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MUMMIFICATION BELIEFS
Fill in the blanks below:
The ancient Egyptians believed that after you died, your __ travelled to the ______. You would be judged by _____, the Lord of the Underworld. Your ___ and ___ would be reunited if you were judged to have been a ____ person. Then you could live eternally in ______.
But your soul had to be able to ______ your body, so the ______ had to look as it had looked when you were alive. That’s why they _______ people.
The person who did this skilful but messy job was called an _______. He had to remove _____ and _____, and wrap the body in such a way as to give it ______ protection.
Once you’ve finished this task, you are free to do some web research for your assignment. Don’t forget to list all your websites in a file so that you can give me a bibliography.