by Bambi Kelly, Meadowbrook Middle School

This webquest meets the California State Standards to teach students the process of mummification and give them a greater understanding of the meaning and religious significance behind the process.


The people of ancient Egypt beleived that when you die a person's soul is divided into many parts and continue to live after death. Three of the most significant forms of the spirit are known as the ba, the akh, and the ka.

It is your first day as the assistant to the head priest, known as hery seshta, who oversees the mummification process in 12 century BC. It is your job to preserve the soul of the Pharoh to ensure that the Pharoh reaches the afterlife.