I am a body, slender and dead
I lay on a slab resting my head
In com the people and take out my guts
Then they put them in tiny small huts
The people dry me out for thirty days
Then in come the half naked slaves
then they wrap me with all their might
so, I am so snug and tight
now I’ve got a mask of gold
and I’ve been given a jewel I must hold
I’ve been put in the coffin of bling
Then I was placed in the tomb of the king
Hidden in sandstone without a trace
You won’t ever find this place

Jasper, year 6, Plympton Primary School

South Australian Museum, Ancient Egypt gallery