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Box 28a, 28b & 28c Howard Carter’s Suitcase

Our Howard Carter’s suitcases offer pupils a glimpse at archaeology in the early part of the 20th century and reveals the kinds of objects Howard Carter uncovered during his excavations in Egypt. This box is useful as support on the topic of Ancient Egypt and may also be used as a good introductory resource, prompting pupils to consider the kinds of tools used by modern archaeologists in Egypt today.

Ideal for use with Key Stage 2, Years 3 and 4

Key learning objectives

  • History: To enable pupils to explore how Ancient Egyptian artefacts were discovered in the early part of the 20th century by handling artefacts and clothing, and by taking part in group activities.
  • Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work effectively as a member of a group, using speaking and listening skills.
  • Literacy: To explore Ancient Egypt using a variety of different literary resources.

Box contents

  • Artefacts and clothing include Howard Carter’s panama hat, cravat, shirt, stiff collar and collar studs, trowel, glasses, Shabtis, scarab beetle, cartouche, statuettes, necklace and Canopic jar.
  • Resources include labels for display, black and white photographs, posters, teacher’s notes, story of excavation and books.

Hiring a box

Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5:30pm, and return on a Friday before 5:30pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.

To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 678199.