S. Anselm's

A full boarding and day school for boys and girls from Nursery to 16

Y3 Mummify Tomatoes

Y3 Mummify Tomatoes

After finding out about the mummification process in Ancient Egypt, Year 3 tried to become real embalmers as they made gallant attempts at mummifying tomatoes!

Y3 mummify tomatoes

First they had to make an incision in the side and scoop out all of the innards with a spoon. After that, they dried the ‘body’ with a cloth and filled it with Natron, a salt found in Ancient Egyptian times, which would help to dry out the flesh.

Y3 Mummify Tomatoes 

The final step was to place each one in an air tight bag and leave for 40 days. We will revisit our ‘bodies’ towards the end of term to see if our mummification process worked!

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