Can any one help with a query that came up in my lesson the other day? When bodies were being mummified, and you have the Overseer of the Myseteries and the Seal bearer of the Gods doing their thing, and the lector priest doing his thing, is the Lector priest reading from the Book of the Dead or is he just reading magic spells from some unnamed source?
Half of my class were under the impression that it was the book of the Dead (although I never said that and the BM website only says 'reads magic speels'). Can anyone clear this one up for us?
--- On Fri, 7/11/08, Don Henson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: Don Henson <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: PRIMARY HISTORY - Archaeology
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Friday, 7 November, 2008, 2:38 PM
> Hello everyone,
> I've been asked to co-edit the next issue of Primary
> History - the
> magazine for history teachers produced by the Historical
> This will have an archaeology theme to it.
> This provides an exciting opportunity to publicise
> archaeology to
> teachers and highlight some good examples of current work.
> There are various sections we need to fill and I would like
> offers to
> contribute or suggestions of people and/or teachers I could
> Some key sections for us are -
> IN MY VIEW three short, thinking aloud/brainstorming
> articles from the
> great and the good.
> CHILDREN's THINKING Basically, what archaeology does
> for the kids
> minds/personal development.
> THREE ARTICLES Looking at various aspects of Archaeology in
> relation to
> teaching and learning.
> One thing I would like to do is to have links to websites
> etc. etc. from
> articles as appropriate - this would be accessible via the
> Association website. It would also be good to have
> opinion's/voices in an article.
> TWO CASE STUDIES of what goes on in the classroom, i.e.
> accounts that others can use as models
> Concerning deadlines, for text we can run it on to the
> second week in
> January, obviously earlier is preferable.
> Please contact me if you are will to help.
> All the best,
> Don Henson
> Head of Education and Outreach
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