Middlebrook recreates ancient Egyptian tomb

Kendra Baker photos

Despite being delayed a week due to inclement weather, this year’s King Tut’s Tomb Experience at Middlebrook opened Tuesday, Feb. 10, showcasing the work and research of this year’s sixth grade green team.

Part of the sixth grade’s annual exploration and celebration of ancient Egypt, the green team project focuses on and replicates King Tutankhamun’s tomb and its artifacts.

With the help of parent volunteers, social studies teacher William Mathews turned a classroom into a nearly life-sized recreation of King Tut’s tomb, consisting of an antechamber and burial chamber.

The tomb is full of student-made artifacts — from jewelry and statues to chests and vases. The tomb even features a replica mummy, created by former student Ted Riegel in 2006, that continues to be displayed each year.

The public can stop by Thursday, Feb. 12, from 8:30 to 2:30, and view this year’s King Tut’s Tomb Experience at Middlebrook School, 131 School Road.