Ornament of a winged scarab holding a sun-disc​, depicting the throne name of King Senusret II <br/>
possibly Egypt, Thebes <br/>
12th Dynasty, reign of Senusret II, about 1880–1874 BCE   <br/>
electrum, lapis lazuli, cornelian, feldspar <br/>
H 1.8cm, W 3.5cm, D 3cm​ <br/>
​British Museum, London <br/>
© The Trustees of the British Museum

Pharaoh for Secondary Students | Online

Mon–Fri, 10am, 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm
Levels 7–12

What can we learn about the Pharaohs and life in ancient Egypt through ten historical objects? Bring the reign of ancient Pharaohs into your classroom with an online talk and unearth the past using technologies of the present! This lively, interactive introduction to the exhibition is perfect for groups unable to attend the Gallery in person, or groups who would like an introduction to the exhibition prior to their visit.

Duration: 45 Minutes

Cost: $45 per connection. A private session can be booked for your school for $150.

Students will:   

  • Identify ancient Egyptian objects and examine how they communicate ideas from the past.
  • Analyse and discuss what historic artefacts communicate about the perspectives of the people of ancient Egypt and their ideas, beliefs and values.
  • Describe how art and design can be used to express ideas.

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    We require four weeks notice for all bookings.

    Changes to your booking must be made in writing. Changes can be made up to 14 days prior to your visit. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments.

    Please note that this is a booking request only. You will receive a confirmation via email within 5 working days.

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    If less than 10 students attend a program, minimum fees may apply

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    Please provide details of any relevant themes and skills your students are learning about at school. While we cannot offer individually tailored programs, our museum educators will consider this information when selecting and discussing works of art during the program.


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    We do not take tentative bookings. Bookings are considered firm at time of booking. Any amendments, including changes to participant numbers, must be made by email at least 14 days prior to the program. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments. Payment must be paid at least one week prior to the visit.

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