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Ka

The Ka is a vital force that inhabits the body during life and leaves it in death, but requires the Ba spirit to help recognize the deceased and join it in the afterlife.

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Burial Chamber of Deshri
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This burial chamber belongs to a nobleman named Deshri.

The walls are decorated with various scenes showing different kinds of offerings. Each of these scenes has a practical purpose because the Ka, the vital force of the dead, could read the magical formulas.

The offerings on the walls then would be transformed into real offerings presented eternally for the dead to survive in the netherworld.

Dimensions:  Height 155 cm  Length 302 cm  Width 150 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Relief
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Style:

Old Kingdom

Materials:

Limestone
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Type:

Burial Chamber

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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Saqqara Necropolis
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Created: 

6th Dynasty
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