Egyptian Sarcophagus

Second graders and multiage made these glittering masterpieces after learning a little bit about ancient Egyptian mythology, customs, traditions and artwork. Sarcophaguses are carved caskets that an embalmed body would be placed inside, and they were not meant to be buried underground, but seen and displayed above ground.  The carvings in the stone surface would represent the person inside, and the Egyptians believed that after the soul left the body, it would be able to find its way back by looking at the sarcophagus. Students also tried their hand at writing their name in hieroglyphics, the ancient way of writing with pictures.