Ancient Egypt topic

Lesson: History

Class: Mrs Murphy/Mr McAndrew 's Class - 3/4A Year: 2017 - 2018

As part of our learning about Ancient Egypt, we looked more closely at the mystery of the Sphinx.  We learnt lots of interesting facts, such as that this huge stone monument may have been commissioned by Khafre over 4,500 years ago and the length of the structure is 150 feet long in total.  Between the paws of the sphinx is a 'stela', now known as the 'dream stela', which tells the legend of how Thutmosis fell asleep next to the sphinx which was buried up to its neck in sand.  Whilst asleep, the sphinx spoke to him and promised him that, if he uncovered the statue, Thutmosis would then become the king of Egypt.

As part of our learning, we created our own mini sphinx from clay and wrote a labels to provide details to inform others.

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