Last week Tamara Bower and Laura Foos visited Ms. Elrafei’s 6th grade Social Studies classes. Laura, mom of 6th grader Kaspar is an archaeological photographer, specifically for Egyptologists. Tamara is an archaeological illustrator and children’s author. She has written three books that are set in Ancient Egypt. She brought her most recent “The Mummy Makers of Egypt” to our class and gave a great presentation. Students had an opportunity to ask her questions about everything from her experiences in Egypt on digs and excavations; the process of mummification; and her process of writing books!
We just got to see what Tamara did when she was in Egypt and pictures of different things she found. We saw a picture of a dead mummy in his casket…he looked so dry! We also saw what Tamara Bower found when she was searching through the tombs in Egypt, artifacts like pottery and broken cups. She showed us a picture of them and then the drawings she drew of them after. It was cool because if a piece was scratched off or broken or something like that, she would show it in her drawing. We also got to smell some fragrances from back then and she also showed us a picture of some of the people she was working with.
Dashawn N., class 6-603
I thought it was really cool that we got to smell some of the stuff that embalmers used on mummies.
Ace M., class 6-603
You can buy Tamara’s book here, or at your favorite bookseller: