A visit to the Ancient Egyptian gallery supports the Australian Curriculum: history by encouraging students to engage in the study of an ancient society in ways not possible in a classroom. Viewing actual mummies and other ancient artefacts involves emotions as well as academic observation.
Students will enhance their research into the legacies of ancient Egypt. They will also gain valuable, first-hand insights into how historians and archaeologists investigate history. They will expand their understanding of the range of sources that can be used in an historical investigation, (including archaeological and written sources) and discover the importance of conserving the remains of the past, using examples from ancient Egypt.