Which Norse Deity are You?

With the latest adventure from the Museum Mystery Squad published this week, we’ve been getting excited about all things Vikings!

The Vikings worshipped lots of gods and goddesses, known as deities, who each had their own special qualities. The deities played a big part in everyday life – the Vikings even named some days of the week after them! Take our fun quiz to find out if you’re more of a troublesome trickster like Loki, or a wise leader like Odin!

 

Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Vanishing Viking

 

The discovery of new Viking treasure brings the museum its biggest exhibit yet – a giant longboat. With such a huge attraction on show there’s plenty of room to hide a secret, or two.

In the Case of the Vanishing Viking, the Squad investigate legendary longboats, rare runes and hidden hoards to try to solve their latest mystery.

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Hidden Hieroglyphics Puzzle Time!

Egyptian hieroglyphics don’t have an alphabet like ours. Hieroglyphics can be symbols, or pictures of animals, people or objects. Some are easy to figure out, some confusing and some impossible!

Nabster has been making up his own picture and symbol messages for the rest of the Museum Mystery Squad. Can you figure out what they mean? (Scroll down for answers!)

Hieroglyphics activity

Class activities

Hieroglyphics are a great way to get students excited about the ancient Egyptians. Why not get your class to write their own coded messages using pictograms like in the examples above?

You can also download our printable activity sheet (pdf) which includes the hieroglyphics puzzle above and a wordsearch.

Answers

  1. 1. I love cats
  2. 2. Hamsters eat carrots
  3. 3. Laurie sleeps all the time
  4. 4. Kennedy writes a diary
  5. 5. Nabster thinks gadgets are cool
  6. 6. Dead pharaohs are found in pyramids

These activities are based on Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics by Mike Nicholson and Mike Phillips.

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What’s your ideal dinosaur pet?

Dinosaurs are great, right? They’d make much better pets than a boring hamster (though I suspect Colin would disagree with you on that one…) But which dinosaur is right for you? It’s a big decision – there are just so many potential dinosaur pets out there – so the Museum Mystery Squad have put together this excellent quiz to solve your dino dilemma. Join us on Twitter or Facebook to let us know about your new pet dinosaur! (But remember, dinosaurs are for life, not just for Christmas. If you’re looking for an excellent gift, try a book instead!)DinoPetQuizMuseum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Moving Mammoth and Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics are available now!

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