Mission: Burial Traditions Web Quest Egypt
Remember! • You are on a research mission. The University or Museum you work for is sending you on a all expense paid sabbatical to Egypt. • You will research various areas of Egypt history, geography, and more! • Remember to keep adding to your journal as you travel. Once you complete each mission, you will receive a stamp in your passport.
Introduction: Burial traditions • Burial traditions in ancient Egypt varied depending on the time in history. The most popularly known traditions involve mummification. Other traditions included burial chambers, tombs, and even burial pots. Women and men were buried with different objects. A person’s status in the civilization also held a great significance as to the type of burial.
Task • What is a cartonnage? • Describe the mummification process. • Describe the “ba” and “ka” and their importance. • http://www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/burialcustoms/index.html pick a time from this website and describe the burial traditions during that period. • Read the National Geographic article about a middle-class tomb discovered. Why is this interesting or important? • http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/01/080118-egypt-tomb.html • 6) Were animals ever mummified? How? Why? http://www.animalmummies.com/
Process • http://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/ED/TRC/EGYPT/burial.html • http://www.anciv.info/ancient-egypt/burial-practices-in-ancient-egypt.html • http://www.animalmummies.com/