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Journey through the afterlife Gallery

THE BRITISH Museum’s major Autumn exhibition, Journey through the afterlife: ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, runs from November 4, 2010 to March 6, 2011.

The exhibition, supported by BP, will present and explore ancient Egyptian beliefs about life after death. It will showcase the rich textual and visual material from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection of Book of the Dead papyri. Check out some of the exhibits…

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PreviousNext The heart of the scribe Ani is weighed in the balance of judgement by Anubis, jackal-headed god of embalming. If the heart did not balance against the feather of Maat (truth and justice) it would be swallowed by the monstrous Devourer and its owner's existence would end. Book of the Dead of Ani, c. 1275 BC. 6 of 6

 

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