Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to decipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus, death mask, and four canopic urns from inside. Open the sarcophagus, and you will discover a model mummy preserved within.
As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about archaeological science, including excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing. You will also learn about ancient Egyptian customs, hieroglyphics, mummification, and pyramid construction. Investigate the layout of the pyramid, its various chambers, hidden passageways, and security devices by constructing a three-dimensional cross section. A full-color, 32-page manual gives step-by-step instructions for the activities and experiments.
Ages 8 and up. Kit includes model pyramid containing sarcophagus, mummy, death mask, and four canopic urns; hammer; brush; chisel; peg; sponge; 3D cardboard cross-section model; and manual.
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My 11 year old got this for Christmas and was able to do it all by himself. I love that he had to decipher the hieroglyphics to find where to "tap" into the pyramid. We were fortunate to be able to visit Cairo and the Great Pyramid this summer. This pyramid shows that it is not smooth as it is usually depicted so it teaches what I only learned by going there. I highly recommend it and am buying it for our 8 year old grandson today!
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