CHW 3M: Ka, Ba, and the Akh

Today, I’d like you to learn more about Egyptian beliefs of the afterlife. The Egyptian concept of the soul is complicated; it had three components, each with its own role and duties.

 As always, you can organize your ideas any way you wish. Given the complex nature of the Egyptian soul, I suggest creating a visual representation. A diagram with images might work well.

Here are some potential sources:

  • Your textbook
  • This site from the Royal Ontario Museum
  • This excerpt about the Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • This site from

Finished? Watch this video about Egyptian Hieroglyphs.


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