Pupils en­joy a pharaoh-ld time

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PUPILS took a trip back in time when their school held an Egyptian day.

Girls at Malt­man’s Green School, in Ger­rards Cross, spent a day learn­ing about the his­tory and cul­ture of the an­cient Egyp­tians with Mark Halls, of the Por­tals to the Past group.

They en­joyed Egyptian maths – learn­ing how num­bers were first formed – and played Egyptian board games be­fore hav­ing a quiz.

They were also shown Egyptian arte­facts and jew­ellery and the high­light of the day for many of the girls was mum­mi­fy­ing a dummy.

Sofia Guer­reiro said: “Some girls vol­un­teered to help mum­mify a dummy. He stuck a hook up the dummy’s nose and pulled out red­dish wool to show us how the Egyp­tians would re­move the brain of a dead per­son.

“Some girls found it dis­gust­ing but I thought it was hi­lar­i­ous.”

WHERE’S MY MUMMY: Malt­man's Green School pupils en­joy an Egyptian day

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