Archaeology online

Ancient Egyptian artefacts tucked away at University College, London, make a fascinating contribution to two new web resources on Egypt, both funded by the ResourceDCMS Designation Challenge Fund. The entire collection from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology is now online and searchable, with information on school visits, and support for schools and colleges. There are also two downloadable resource packs. The first - The Petrie Museum: Historical Enquiry in Action - is for studying Ancient Egypt at key stage 2, along with a booked visit, and the second - Textiles in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology - is for GCSE students to support individual study and use off-site. Virtual Kahun brings together material from the Petrie collection and The Manchester Museum (University of Manchester) for a "virtual exploration" of the pyramid builders' town of Kahun, originally explored by Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie - regarded as the "father" of Egyptian Archaeology - in 1889 and 1890. Here, are "lessons" for KS2 pupils and support for teachers.

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