The Ancient Egyptians
The Nile god Khnum wants to take you on a journey back in time to Ancient Egypt. What wonders you will see!
Explore daily life to discover answers to all of the important questions. What did the Ancient Egyptians eat? Did they go to school? What did they look like?
Hands on activities will help you discover why the Nile was so important to survival and just who was who in the land of the pharaohs.
As the journey becomes a spiritual adventure we enter the mummy's tomb to walk amongst the gods. What is the afterlife? How do I get there? Will I have to work in the afterlife? Come face to face with the real Ancient Egyptians and you might just find out!
Find out more about the special Egyptian objects at Ipswich Museum
Meet an Ancient Egyptian!
Titos Flavios Demetrios
Titos Flavios Demetrios lived and died in Egypt about 2000 years ago in a time when the Roman Empire ruled the Nile Valley. He was a wealthy man born about 400 years after his Greek ancestors settled in Egypt after Alexander the Great conquered it in 305 BC. His three names tell us he was also a Roman citizen. We do not know why he was given citizenship as it is unlikely he ever visited Rome but it certainly made him one of the most important men living in his town of Hawara in the middle of Egypt.
He may have been a Roman citizen and of Greek descent but Titus Flavius Demetrius died an Egyptian and believed he would live in the afterlife with Osiris and the other gods. His body was mummified and an incredible mask made of layers of linen and plaster and covered with gold was placed over his face.
Listen to Titos tell his story
Lady Tahathor lived in Egypt 2500 years ago at Thebes (modern day Luxor). We do not know much about her but as a woman of status we can imagine what her life might have been like.
Listen as she tells us her story