Kids made mosaics, took VR tours of King Tutankhamun’s tomb, excavated pottery, translated hieroglyphics, erected pyramids, competed in mummy races, and decorated sarcophagi during our Mummy Madness program.
We celebrated the anniversary of the re-discovery of King Tut’s tomb with a special program earlier this month. The children could take tours of Tut’s tomb and other ancient Egyptian tombs and temples using our VR readers – the same ones that took kids to the moon.
They also became amateur archaeologists: excavating potsherds from our sand pit, piecing them together, and translating their hieroglyphics.
The kids also stretched their creativity by designing pyramids with LEGO blocks and drawing their own sarcophagus. They got silly too, wrapping each other in toilet paper during our mummy races.
If you want to learn more about King Tut and ancient Egypt, we have dozens of books and documentaries that you can borrow from us.
If you want to start learning now, you can use your library card to stream videos from Kanopy and Hoopla. Kanopy has several Great Courses lectures on King Tut that you can view immediately, including:
- King Tut’s Tomb from Archaeology: An Introduction to the World’s Greatest Site
- Tutankhamum’s Mask from Masterpieces of the Ancient World
- King Tut’s Magic Mirror and Sarcophagus from Decoding the Secrets of Egyptian Heiroglyphics
If you haven’t heard of The Great Courses, they’re a collection of phenomenal lectures series created by esteemed college professors and experts. Typically, you can stream 10 movies and documentaries from Kanopy each month. But, right now, you can stream unlimited Great Courses videos from Kanopy with your Mentor Public Library card. Learn as much as you want to about history, skills, hobbies, humanities and science.
You can also stream the National Geographic documentary King Tut’s Final Secrets for free with your library card on Hoopla.