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Essay heading: All Wrapped Up In Mummies
 
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It was the akh, perhaps translated as ?spirit', which had to travel through the underworld to the Final Judgement and entrance to the afterlife. To the Egyptian, all three were essential." According to James Putnam, the ka needed food and drink in order to survive (12). The ba was "the spirit of the person's personality" (Stewart 6)...
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The Akh was the glorified part of the soul that made the person immortal after death (Hamilton 20). To ensure that these three spirits would survive, the body had to go through the mummification process in order to look its best. After the person had been declared dead, it was taken to the row of mummification tents to begin the process...
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