British Museum and The Kingdom of Benin
Year 3 and Year 4 loved visiting the British Museum to take a look at some artefacts from the Kingdom of Benin and learn more about this period of history. We realised that these primary sources can tell us lots about the way the Benin people lived. We noticed that there were lots of powerful models of the Obas (Kings) and strong animals to help represent them. Lots of these objects were made from brass, coral and ivory.
Luckily, we also had time to visit the Ancient Egyptian displays to remind ourselves about what we had learned about last term. We even challenged ourselves to spot some cartouches and hieroglyphs on some of these artefacts. We even saw the actual Rosetta Stone!
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