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.

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The Weighing of the Heart, British Museum

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:

  • Since some of you are such gifted artists, you might want to use the whiteboards to create an infographic and take a picture for your notes.
  • In fact, if you and a few peers wish to turn one of our cork boards into  a massive diagram, I’m in.
  • Then again, if you wish to use a more traditional, note-taking approach, that works, too. Just keep in mind that you will need to find one reputable source on your own to supplement your work.

Let’s consider a few formats. When might these approaches be most appropriate? The first is  a template from freepik, and the second is an infographic from cancer.gov.

Here are some potential sources:

  • Your textbook
  • This bit from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • This excerpt about the Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • This site from Civilization.ca
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