The Secrets of Tomb 10A: Egypt 2000 BC

For Teachers

In 1915, archaeologists from the MFA and Harvard University uncovered a 30-foot-deep burial shaft leading to the largest Middle Kingdom burial site ever discovered. For the first time in 4,000 years, see all of the original objects together.

Learn about the earthly “good life” and afterlife through models of offering bearers, brick makers, bakers, and boats. Choose an early-morning guided tour or a self-guided visit with complimentary audio guide when booked in advance.

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NEW! Early morning guided tours

We’re opening early, exclusively for school groups. Guided by MFA Gallery Instructors, unlock the secrets of Tomb 10A and experience the afterlife as imagined by ancient Egyptians. (Monday-Friday, 9:30 and 10 am)

Self-guided visits

Enjoy free audio guides when you book your group of ten or more in advance.

Bus Fund

Grants of up to $250 for schools in need are available to subsidize bus transportation for fall visits.

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Curriculum resources online

Visit Educators Online for curriculum-building materials built around the Museum’s collection. With Educators Online, you can assemble and share artwork and activities with your class. Don’t miss the following online galleries created by the MFA:

Exploring Ancient Egypt
Giza False Doors

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