I’ve been fascinated by ancient Egypt since I was a little girl. The rich culture of the pharaohs, the awe-inspiring magnitude of the pyramids, the glorious artwork, the scientific and mathematical accomplishments, the lavish burial traditions…every aspect of ancient Egyptian life completely intrigues me. Needless to say, when I heard that The Franklin Institute would be home to Lost Egypt Ancient Secrets, Modern Science, I was beyond thrilled.
Lost Egypt blends the mysteries of ancient Egypt with the magic of modern science to illustrate how archaeologists uncover the secrets of this incredible civilization. The perfect balance of information and hands on learning, Lost Egypt is perfect for kids and parents alike.
Begin your journey by learning about the equipment archaeologists bring on their digs. Learn how to pack your gear, and take a picture with a life-size camel! Next you’ll visit the field site where you’ll learn about the tools, techniques and technology used in archaeological digs. You’ll have the opportunity to build a pyramid, move a giant pyramid stone, reconstruct ceramic artifacts and explore a mock excavation site. Once your excavation is complete, you’ll learn about the culture of Ancient Egypt. Artifacts and replicas illustrate the culture of Ancient Egypt from religion and language to art and mummification (there’s even a REAL mummy). The final stop on your Egyptian tour takes you into the laboratory where you’ll see firsthand how the science of today helps us learn about ancient cultures.
You and your kiddos are guaranteed to love this unique, kid-friendly presentation of ancient Egypt and the science that teaches us about the lives of those who lived there.
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