The Well of the Souls was a secret chamber located inside the ancient city of Tanis where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The Well of the Souls was created after the Ark was taken to Tanis by Shishak in the year 980BC. Shishak created the Well of the Souls to hide the Ark of the Covenant from Amun-Ra, the Egyptian sun god.
The Well was infested with snakes that came through the wall. Indiana Jones and Sallah found the chamber and took the Ark back up, but Sallah was captured by Nazis who threw the rope and Jones was stuck there. Later, Marion Ravenwood was thrown into the chamber with Jones and locked in by the Nazis.
During their escape, Jones broke through one of the walls of the chamber, revealing a room filled with many mummified corpses that frightened Ravenwood.
Behind the scenes
- Raiders of the Lost Ark novel (First appearance)
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones' Greatest Adventures