Archaeology Pyramid Dig Kit
By Thames & Kosmos
Play the role of archaeologist as you explore this pyramid model and the treasures buried within. After using hieroglyphics to decipher the secret to unlocking the pyramid, use tools and techniques similar to those of a real archaeologist to carefully excavate a sarcophagus, death mask, and four canopic urns from inside. Open the sarcophagus, and you will discover a model mummy preserved within. The ten experiments inside this kit are a fun educational experience for kids who show an interest in archaeology and the ancient pyramids. Each experiment is explained in detail in the 32-page, full-color manual. For ages 8 and up. Some experiments will require household items that are not included in the kit.
As you uncover the artifacts in the pyramid, you will learn about archaeological science, including excavation, conservation, dating, and remote sensing. You will also learn about ancient Egyptian customs, hieroglyphics, mummification, and pyramid construction. Investigate the layout of the pyramid, its various chambers, hidden passageways, and security devices by constructing a three-dimensional cross section.
Some experiments will require household items that are not included in the kit.
Contents: Pyramid Model, Sarcophagus, Canopic Urns (4), Hammer And Pick Tool, Brush, Chisel, Pyramid Cross Section, Pointer And Scales, Sponge, Plastic Peg, Safety Glasses
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