How Did Ancient Egyptians View Death

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How do the Ancient Egyptians view death? They view the afterlife in several different ways though I am only going to name and talk about a few. The Ancient Egyptians had a very odd and unique outlook of where we would go and what we would do after we passed that a lot of other cultures didn’t believe in. Even though the Egyptians didn’t really see death as the end of life, but that’s a topic that will go into further detail later on. The Ancient Egyptians believed in mummification, Ba, Ka, and Akh, and no end after death as all beliefs of afterlife and where to go after dying. I will first talk about mummification and the process of doing it, second I will explain Ba, Ka, and Akh and what their roles were in the beliefs of afterlife for the…show more content…
When someone passed, Ba and Ka (parts of the soul) would go to the Kingdom of the Dead. The Ba was described as, “the aspect of a person believed to live after the body died.” The Ka was described as “the part of the soul that distinguished the differences between a living and a dead person.” The Akh was created when the Ba’s attachment was released to the body, allowing it to unite with the Ka in afterlife. But the Akh’s existence was only possible if proper funeral rites were followed by constant offerings. The Akh could do either harm or good to the living people. The last of my few ways the Ancient Egyptians saw death was that there wasn’t. They saw no end. They thought that when you died, you re-joined your individual soul with the eternal realm from which it hadn’t come. It was important to the Ancient Egyptians to know that the human soul was special and eternal. So, even when you die you take your should with you. They see the soul having nowhere else to go so they believe it stays with the person. The Egyptians thought that even when you died you still did work and everything else you did as a human but without pain and that you were always

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