North Elmham CEVA
Primary School


Mummifying a tomato

Whilst learning about Ancient Egypt, Whales class have been fascinated with the process of mummification. Today, we learnt about the process and then had a go at mummifying a tomato!

First, we made an incision using a knife and then we scooped out all of the seeds to represent the removal of the internal organs. The Egyptians removed the lungs, liver, stomach and the intestines and placed them in canopic jars.

Next, we covered our tomatoes in sanitiser to clean the ‘body’.

Finally, we filled the tomatoes with salt to dry them out, just like the Egyptians used Natron! We created Natron using a mix of table salt and bicarbonate of soda. 

We are so excited to observe the results over the next few weeks!