BG is light as a feather

16th May 2016

Year 3 pupils were whisked back in time to Ancient Egypt as part of their summer topic work.

They started the day by taking part in the ‘Weighing of the Heart’ ceremony. A ritual which saw a heart weighed against the principle of truth and justice, represented by a feather. If the heart weighed less than the feather, it was deemed to be pure and free from sin and earned a place in the afterlife, if it was heavy it with the weight of wrongdoings it was devoured by the God Ammut.

The children also learned how to play traditional board games, translated hieroglyphs and rebuilt a sarcophagus that had been broken by tomb robbers.

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