Sixth graders replicate King Tut’s Tomb

Kendra Baker photos
The work and research of this year’s sixth grade green team were on display Feb. 2-4, when Middlebrook School hosted its annual King Tut’s Tomb Experience.

The project, which focuses on and replicates King Tutankhamun’s tomb and its artifacts,  is part of the sixth grade’s annual exploration and celebration of ancient Egypt.

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 canopic jars and a gold throne to an ostrich feather fan and trumpets — as well as a replica mummy, created by former student Ted Riegel in 2006.