Presentation on theme: "Unlocking the mysteries of a real 3,000-year-old-mummy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unlocking the mysteries of a real 3,000-year-old-mummy Investigate Mummy-XUnlocking the mysteries of a real 3,000-year-old-mummy
2 MYSTERIOUS MUMMY LEAVES EGYPT FOR SCIENTIFIC TESTING! THE DAILY NEWSTHE WORLD’S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER- Since 1079 B.C.EMYSTERIOUS MUMMY LEAVES EGYPT FOR SCIENTIFIC TESTING!Cairo– The mysterious mummy of a person dead for over 3,000 years leaves today on an unexpected journey to the United States. Scientists and historians hope to discover more about the person who lived and learned the techniques Ancient Egyptians used for body preservation. Mummy-X, swathed in ancient linens, was shipped in a plain wooden box. It left themuseum in a police van, escorted by a heavily armed squad of police cars. Sirens wailed as the entourage made its way through the congested streets of Cairo to the airport. The entire world eagerly awaits the results of this unique opportunity to perform an autopsy on a person who lived so many centuries ago.
3 Scientific Research Teams In order to discover more about this mummy, you will be working in four specialist groups:Chemical/Embalming and X-Ray specialistsDental and Skull specialistsLung and Parasite specialistsBone and Heart specialistsAfter you have broken up into groups, read the report on the autopsy and answer the questions. Be prepared to present your findings!
5 THE DAILY NEWS Mummy-X Mysteries Revealed! THE WORLD’S FAVORITE NEWSPAPER- Since 1079 B.C.EMummy-X Mysteries Revealed!Cairo- Mummy-X is a real mummy. Based on hieroglyphics from her tomb, historians believe her name was Makare. Evidently she was a priestess of the god Amon-Re around the 11th century B.C.E. Somehow she was able to elevate her status and work in the temple, which explains her diet and the elaborate burial process reserved for those of a higher class. Scientists speculate that Makare died in childbirthand that the baboon was buried with her to symbolize her baby, who probably lived. The information from the autopsy reports accurately reflect the life and death of a high-class person in Ancient Egypt. The evidence helped establish the person’s age, sex, diet, and social status, as well as some common health hazards and diseases that existed for all Ancient Egyptians.