Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ
In History, we learnt about the process of mummification. The Ancient Egyptians invested a lot of time mummifying the dead because they believed that the body needed to be well preserved so that it could be used in the afterlife.
First, we washed the fish to get rid of the blood and scales.
Next, we made an incision along the body and removed the organs, but we left the heart to be weight against the feather of truth in the afterlife.
After that, we chopped off the head because the brain was not considered important in the afterlife.
Then, we rinsed the fish again thoroughly before drenching it in natron(salt and bicarbonate of soda).
The Ancient Egyptians would have left the body to soak in natron for about 40 days, but we were running out of time! Plus, we didn't have resin to pour over the fish!
Penultimately, we wrapped 'Plaster of Paris' bandages around the fish and left it to dry for three days.
Finally, we will draw hieroglyphics on the body (prayers from the 'Book of the Dead') to make sure that its soul gets to the Gates of Yaru!