Plaque showing King Amenemhat IV offering ointment to the god Atum, Lord of Heliopolis  <br/>
Lebanon, Byblos  <br/>
12th Dynasty, reign of Amenemhat IV, about 1808–1799 BCE  <br/>
H 2.9 cm, W 3.1 cm, D 0.1 cm ​ <br/>
British Museum, London <br/>
​© The Trustees of the British Museum

Pharaoh For Secondary Students

Mon–Fri, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
Levels 7–12
NGV International

What was life like for people thousands of years ago? How do we use historical objects to learn about the ancient past? In this interactive illustrated introduction to Pharaoh, NGV Educators use ten objects from the exhibition to unpack the phenomenon of the all-powerful pharaoh. Students will discover how historical objects can be used to understand diverse perspectives, before exploring this landmark exhibition of ancient Egyptian art and culture.

Students will:

    • Examine how historical objects can be used to explore life in ancient Egypt, including social structures, religious beliefs and funerary customs.
    • Analyse how historical objects can be used to identify different perspectives, beliefs and ideologies of people in ancient Egypt.

Duration: Two hours (50-minute introductory talk followed by one-hour self-guided viewing)

Cost: $29

Please note: this talk introduces students to the exhibition Pharaoh, and is not linked to the VCE Ancient History curriculum.

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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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