| Major Resources |
- Aliki. Mummies Made in Egypt. New York: Harper & Row, 1979.
- Brommer, Gerald. Discovering Art History. 3rd edition. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, 1997.
Good for students grades 7-12; Chapter 5 includes a description of the mummification process.
- Budge, E.A.W. The Mummy: Funeral Rites and Customs in Ancient Egypt. London: Studio Editions, 1995.
A reference book for the teacher.
- Der Manuelian, P. Ancient Egypt: A Fact-Filled Coloring Book. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1997.
Good visuals. Pp. 54-57 describes mummification and coffins.
- Dowswell, P. and K. Tomlins. The Egyptian Echo. London:Usborne, 1996.
See p. 32 for comparison of Tut 1 and Tut 2; useful for students to select descriptive symbols for their mummy cases.
- Hart, George. Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt. London: Dorling Kindersley, 1990.
Pictures of mummy cases and text about preparation of tomb and body for the afterlife.
- Nicholson, R. and C. Watts. Journey into Civilization: Ancient Egypt. New York: Chelsea House, 1994.
See pp. 12-13 for mummification text and a terrific image of a mummy case.
- Schwartz, D. and R. Fazzini, Eds. The Art of Ancient Egypt: A Portfolio: Masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum. New York: New York Press, 1996.
24 high quality 8 1/2" x 11" color posters with a booklet.
- Smith, A.G. Nested Egyptian Punch Out Mummy Cases. Toronto: General Publishing, 1996.
Good visuals of mummy case details.
- Usborne. Make This Model: Egyptian Mummy. London: Usborne, 1994.
Printed on heavy, coated paper stock, this model contains exemplary details.
- Wassynger, R.A. Ancient Egypt: Background Information, Activities, Projects, Literature Links, and Poster. New York: Scholastic, 1996.
Especially useful to social studies teachers for enhancing a unit on Egypt. P. 68 has line drawing of mummy case.
There are several self-hardening modeling materials on the market. I used product called Air Dry Knead-O Paper-based Modeling Compound, from a local source:
Pacific Connection Corporation
Farmington Hills, MI
Phone: 248 778 2010
Advantages of paper clay modeling material:
- air dries with no firing in a kiln or oven
- easy to manipulate and retains fine details
- more economical than other self-hardening materials
The kids love the 60-inch tall inflatable mummy I purchased for my classroom manufactured by:
- very fragile if too thin (as brittle as a potato chip!); for this project plastic box/armature MUST be covered with layer at least 1/4 inch thick
- additive parts such as arms, heads must be glued in place as one piece of paper clay will not stick to another
- too much water used to smooth material will make it slimy
On the Wall Productions
St. Louis, MO
800 788 4044
Universal Color Slide Company
8450 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238-2936
Telephone: 800 326 1367
Used in this lesson were:
Slide 5031 Sarcophagus of Artemidorus
Slide 501S Cover of the Coffin of Tutankhamen
I also used slides and photographs available from the www.diamondial.org, the website for the DIA Visual Resources Department