Year 7 visit to Roman Alexandria

Wed, 24/10/2012 - 14:59 -- Jeannette Jones

Year 7 have been learning all about Ancient Rome, in particular its impact on life in Egypt. As an ending to this unit of work, we went on a trip to see some of the Roman influences in Alexandria.

The day started with a visit to “Pompey’s Pillar”. The pupils learnt lots about this from a very knowledgeable guide (organised by the French Antiquities centre). Following this, we continued our tour of Ancient sites with a visit to the Catacombs. The pupils got to see examples of Roman life, in particular their views on the afterlife and how these were combined with Ancient Egyptian beliefs.

After a short bus journey (with much needed air conditioning) we arrived at the Amphitheatre. At this site, we saw the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, house and baths. We were lucky enough to get some free samples of traditional Egyptian food there as well!

The trip ended with a well-deserved lunchtime treat at McDonalds. The pupils were all incredibly well-behaved, at some busy tourist spots and their good manners were commented on by the guide. Well done Year 7!