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Scarabs in Ancient Egypt

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Friday, Jul. 12, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm ET

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A scarab with two wings.

Log on for these FREE live learning sessions every Friday. Perfect for kids in grades K–6 to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, and anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects to do at home.

Hosted in collaboration with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration’s Community of Learning.

The ancient Egyptians believed that after a person died, the gods judged them based on their thoughts and actions in life by weighing their heart against a feather. People were often buried with stone scarabs, amulets carved with spells or incantations designed to help tip the scales in their favor. Students will learn about the importance of scarab beetles to the ancient Egyptians and how they fit into their views on the afterlife. Students will then design their own stone scarabs.

Recommended materials: Blank sheet of paper, a writing utensil, and scissors.


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