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NCMA Explore: Ancient Egypt (NCMA Explore Resource)

NCMA Explore: Ancient Egypt offers a variety of learning experiences around eleven objects in the NCMA’s collection. Choose the activities that work best for you and your students.

Find pre- and post-visit materials for NCMA Explore: Ancient Egypt


Send your students to explore the tomb of Seti I and play a scavenger hunt to find the 3D museum objects hidden within the environment.

Play the Tomb Hero minigame. The objective of Tomb Hero is the opposite of most stealth games: instead of collecting treasure, players return treasure. Players must avoid the notice of tomb robbers and find four canopic jars. When the four canopic jars are returned to the canopic chest, the player wins the game. Check out our background notes to learn more about the research that informed the creation of the game.


Go straight to the objects in 3D using Sketchfab, or use a mobile device to view them in Augmented Reality (AR). All objects have 3D printer files available for downloading.

Try NCMA Explore in your classroom? Let us know how it went!