The presence of our purpose built semi-trailer on your school campus will create an exciting educational buzz. Containing three theatrettes, visitors in groups of 10, will be taken through a journey starting with the geographic landscapes of Ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone and the discovery of the Tomb and the Golden Mask. The first theatrette, ‘The Code Room’ establishes historical background and introduces the personalities of Akhenaten, Tutankhamen, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon.
Theatrette two, ‘The Tomb Room’ takes visitors inside Tutankhamen’s tomb chamber with the sarcophagus and tomb wall paintings displayed and explained. Many of the individual artefacts can be seen up close and information on their history, purpose and religious background provided. This section of the exhibition takes the death cult and Egyptian’s conception of the afterlife as its theme and explains the funerary objects, as well as the mummification process.
Theatrette three, ‘The Scroll Room’ centres on the tools and importance of archaeology, climaxing with the greatest discovery in the Middle East, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Original ancient artifacts that are thousands of years old from the Roman Empire including pottery, lamps and glassware featuring a dish from Phonecia and a large urn from Saqqara, Egypt are featured.
This mix of audio visual, original and exact hand made copies of artefacts will provide an eye-opening learning experience not to be forgotten.