Alexander's class is learning about Ancient Egypt. This is a topic that has them all amazed!
We went on a trip to the Altes Museum, which holds the Egyptian Collection
I went along as a helper. I had a great group, Isaiah, Verena, Alexander, and Emily. They amazed me with all the things they were able to tell me about Ancient Egypt. They were able to pick out hieroglypic symbols, tell me the names of the Gods, Pharoahs, and all sorts of other things. As this was my favourite topic in Art at school and university, it was a real thrill for me too. It was great to see pieces that I have only seen in my text books. The Alte Museum in Berlin has the Bust of Nefertiti!
There is talk of a lot of the Egyptian collection being sent back to Egypt. Supposedly a lot of the stuff was smuggled out many years ago??....but I do not know the full story. The kids were amazed at the Mummies.
It was great to see them so excited about seeing the exhibition, and obvious that their teacher has them all captivated!