Egyptian Artefacts Gallery

This gallery is suggested for use to reinforce learning after our school visit has taken place, since over-familarity with the resources prior to the visit may reduce its impact.  The photographs here are copyrighted but can be used and reproduced in school for educational purposes without need to contact The Specialists.

Canopic Jars

Used in mummification to house precious organs, removed to preserve the body, canopic jars had lids showing the sons of Horus.  Imseti (Human-like) protected the liver; Hapi (Baboon-like), the lungs; Duamatef (Jackal-like), the stomach and Qebehsenuef (Hawk-like), the large intestine. 

Horus Incense Burner


Believed to be “the oldest game in the world,” Mancala is simple to learn but also quite subtle.  Known by many names, it is a “sowing” or “count and capture” game  which has been found by archaeologists carved into the stone of the Great Pyramid at Giza.

Anubis Statue


Funerary figurines of slaves made in huge numbers to be placed within tombs deep inside pyramids in the belief that they could come to life in the afterlife to serve.  Some claim that these superceded the actual sacrificial entombments of living servants but this was not the case. 

Wesekh Collar

Oxbone Fly Swat