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Mummification experiment

Today, after six months of waiting, we completed our Ancient Egyptian experiment and unwrapped our mummified oranges.


We are delighted to say it was a success. The oranges still look like oranges, although they feel different. Their skin is bumpier, much harder to the touch and in some areas has changed colour but all the liquid as been absorbed by the 'natron' salt mixture and they feel dry. Our oranges were preserved and mummification was achieved. Our oranges can now continue their journey to the afterlife.


Have a look at our photos.

Pine Marten year 6s