Year 11 Ancient History
In what has become something of a tradition, Mr de Bres’ Year 11 Ancient History class marked out the dimensions of Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Rowe Quad during their double lesson in Week 6. Using precise tomb measurements and armed with the necessary equipment (tape measures, masking tape and scissors) the students, under the expert supervision of Director of Antiquities Declan Dann, dutifully recreated the tomb’s steps, corridor and four chambers. Besides gaining a tangible appreciation of the size and scale of the tomb itself they identified features and contents of each room and reflected on the astonishing range of exquisite treasures that greeted acclaimed archaeologist Howard Carter when he discovered the largely intact New Kingdom Pharoah’s tomb in 1922.
Mr de Bres