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Mummy Makers

from Penn Museum

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Ever wonder how and why the ancient Egyptians mummified their dead? Learn how to be an ancient Egyptian embalmer and prepare Mr. Ulysses Penn for his journey to the afterlife! Using fabricated mummies, students will explore mummification through each step of the process including brain removal, evisceration, desiccation, and wrapping. Students will also investigate the religious significance of mummification. This workshop uses life-like mummies.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00

Pricing is based on Class Size:
1-30 students are recognized as one class
30-60 students are recognized as two classes
60-90 students are recognized as three classes


60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 5, 6, 7, 8, 9Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

No more than 30 for optimal experience

Primary Disciplines

Religion, Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Literacy

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

Booking Information

Available Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST) with a minimum of three weeks notice.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Programs are non-refundable. Cancellations due to technical difficulties, school closings, or those received 48 hours in advance may be rescheduled for no additional charge. Rescheduling is subject to availability.

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Penn Museum

Philadelphia, PA
United States

Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States. With roughly one million objects in our care, the Penn Museum encapsulates and illustrates the human story: who we are and where we came from. As a dynamic research institution with many ongoing research projects, the Museum is a vibrant and engaging place of continual discovery.

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Program Details


This program takes students on a step-by-step journey through the mummification process including:
1. Brief Introduction to ancient Egyptian history
2.Introduce 'Mr. Penn' and explain goal of virtual visit
3. Proper Brain Removal
4. Evisceration
4. Desiccation
5. Finishing the Body and the Weighing of the Heart


The participant will:
* explore the step-by step process of ancient Egyptian mummification
* develop an understanding of the religious significance of the practice of mummification
* understand the scientific process of mummification

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core:

21st century skills
-Learning and Innovation Skills
-Information, Media and Technology Skills