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Ancient Egypt for Kids
Cartouche
 

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A cartouche is a name plate. It's usually oval with your name written in the middle of it. A cartouche is attached to your coffin. 

The ancient Egyptians wanted to make sure that their two souls - the Ba and the Ka - could find their way back to their tomb at night, after they died. No one wanted their Ba or Ka to get lost. 

A cartouche made it very easy for a Ba and Ka to find their way home.  

What is a cartouche?

Virtual Cartouche Maker

Ba and Ka

 

 

 

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Written by Lin Donn
   Clip Art Credit: Phillip Martin
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