April 16, 2009|
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
ULM history department educates local students on the ancient Egyptians
The students learned about Egyptian religion, mummification and the ancient Egyptian language; they expressed particular interest in the process of mummification. Bontty brought along a life-size mummy and demonstrated the process of mummification, including removing the brain through the nasal cavity. Students also learned greetings and basic conversation in ancient Egyptian. Several also had their names written in Egyptian hieroglyphs.
On Saturday, April 4, Bontty and ULM history instructor Laurie Walker took a group of 50 students on an excursion to Poverty Point. The trip was sponsored by the Ancient World Association, a student organization devoted to travel and research.