Abbey Museum, an excursion filled with knowledge, adventure,
and dirt… lots of dirt.
Early this term the year 11 Ancient History students
embarked on an excursion to the Abbey Museum, where we were taught, first hand,
about the struggles and joys of archaeology. When we arrived, we were shown
around the facility, which had many interesting and amazing exhibits that
taught us all about the Roman Empire. We also had the pleasure of viewing the
Egyptian Exhibit, which helped us greatly as we are learning about Pharaonic
Power and great rulers of Egypt this term.
Later in the day we went outside,
where we were introduced to our archaeological dig. The instructor taught us
the correct way to dig, and how to keep our site neat and clean. We were all
apprehensive at first, but soon we began to find artefacts; pottery, jewellery,
armour and even bones! This excited all of us, and we finished the dig
successfully, unearthing our own little pieces of history.
The excursion to
Abbey Museum was a great success. We learnt what it is like to be archaeologists,
and the struggles and joys associated with the profession.
It was a wonderful
trip. Thanks to all the staff and teachers involved.