The Vizier of Armana, from the court of the Pharaoh Akhenaten arrived at Ladbrooke School this term to supervise the preparations for a grand celebration.
The children of Year 5 and 6 imersed themselves in the lives of ancient Egyptians, as they worked to produce offerings to the sun god, Aten. This Pharaoh forced his people to worship a single god for the first time and life in Egypt during his reign, more than three thousand years ago was difficult for many ordinary people. Many believed that he would cause the real gods of the afterlife to become angry. He built a new city to live in and held many lavish celebrations to honour Aten. The children learned and performed dances and story telling at our own feast which was hosted by Akhenaten and his wife, the famous Queen Nefertiti. The day was great fun and the children developed their knowledge of this interesting period of world history a a variety of ways.
After Akhenaten died the Egyptian people decided that they would go back to worshipping lots of gods. The next Pharaoh, Nefertiti and Akhenaten's son, was Tutankhamun. The finding of his tomb was one of the most important achaeological finds of all. We are looking forward to following the story of how Nefertiti's mummified remains may have been discovered in the same tomb.