The ancient Egyptians believed that a Ka (soul) was made up of many parts. In addition to these components of the soul, there was the human body.
According to ancient Egyptian creation myths, the god Atum created the world out of chaos, utilizing his own magic. Because the earth was created with magic, Egyptians believed that the world was imbued with magic and so was every living thing upon it. When humans were created, that magic took the form of the soul, an eternal force that resided in and with every human.
The Ka was the Egyptian concept of vital essence, which distinguishes the difference between a living and a dead person, with death occurring when the Ka left the body. As a woman in Iran, I see myself as a Ka who is trapped in a body and waits to die to feel free.
In this project, I use ancient perspectives on Egypt to show how women are living under limitations and taboos.

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