Children covering tomatoes in salt and bicarbonate of soda mixture

We kick started our Departure Day by mummifying an tomato.

We carefully took out the 'organs' and talked about how the Ancient Egyptians would have put them in canopic jars.

We talked about why this was done, and what would have happened to the poorer Egyptians.

We then cleaned the tomatoes and used natron (salt and bicarbonate of soda) to dry out the flesh. We will check the tomatoes in a few weeks time to see what has happened.