Ask Our Egyptologist

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an Egyptologist?…… Is it really all adventure like The Mummy film and Indiana Jones?

Now is your chance to have all of your questions answered by Macclesfield Museums’ Egyptologist, Bryony Renshaw.

Thanks to all the school children who have sent questions to Bryony – she’s going to post her answers in a series of videos combined with other activities on this page over the coming weeks…

 

 


Excavations

Watch Bryony’s first video answering all your questions about excavations.

Have a go at being an Egyptologist

Have a go at being an Egyptologist

We’ve five downloadable mystery object question and answer sheets from our unique Marianne Brocklehurst Egyptian collection for you to try!

Egyptian mystery objects

Art and Hieroglyphs

Watch Bryony’s second video answering all your questions about Art and Hieroglyphs.

Hieroglyph Activity

Hieroglyph Activity

For thousands of years, the Ancient Egyptian language was used to write stories, spells and records
on papyrus scrolls and the walls of tombs and temples.

Hieroglyphs are little pictures of animals and objects. Why not learn the Alphabet in Hieroglyphs and write messages to your friends.

Download Hieroglyph Activity Sheet Download Hieroglyph Activity Sheet

 

Find more in-depth analysis of Hieroglyphs by our Egyptologist, Bryony Renshaw here.

Pyramids and the Sphinx

Watch Bryony’s third video answering all your questions about pyramids and the sphinx

 

Pyramid Activities

Pyramid Activities

Download our two worksheets inspired by Pyramids.

Download Pyramid Activity Sheet Download Plum-bob Worksheet

Mummification

Watch Bryony’s fourth video answering all your questions about mummification.

Mummifying a Banana Activity

Mummifying a Banana Activity

The Ancient Egyptians mummified dead bodies so that they wouldn’t rot away. Test how well mummification worked by mummifying a banana.

Download Mummification Activity Sheet

Mummification

Watch Bryony’s fifth video answering all your questions about mummies.

Decorate a Mummy Case Activity

Decorate a Mummy Case Activity

Have a go at designing your own mummy case with pictures of all of your favourite things.

Download Decorate a Mummy Activity

Everyday life in Egypt

Watch Bryony’s sixth video answering all your questions about everyday life in Ancient Egypt

Baking Ancient Egyptian Bread

Baking Ancient Egyptian Bread

Get a taste of life in Ancient Egypt by following our recipe for Ancient Egyptian bread.

Download Egyptian Bread Making

Tutankhamun and Other Discoveries

Watch Bryony’s final video answering all your questions about Tutankhamun and other discoveries from Ancient Egypt.

Make Tutankhamun's Headdress

Make Tutankhamun's Headdress

Tutankhamun became king when he was only 8 or 9 years old! Create your own version of his famous striped headdress and imagine what it would have been like to be an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh.

Download Make Tutankhamun’s Headdress