While studying classical civilizations, the 6th grade explored the Egyptian Art exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a guided tour. Students walked through tombs and the Temple of Dendur, studying and interpreting the hieroglyphics etched on the stone walls. Students learned of the pharaoh Hatshepsut, one of the only female pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Students also saw evidence of the superior embalming process by studying mummies and canopic jars. Visiting the museum brought to life the civilizations they have been studying in Social Studies with Ms. Sullivan.