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Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife included the weighing the heart before proceeding to either the afterlife or the devourer; Egyptian burial customs, and daily life. Also see Book of the Dead.

Egyptian Pyramids
Purpose and construction of Egyptian pyramids. The pyramids as they related to the Egyptian view of death.

How to Make a Mummy
A light-hearted look at the lengthy procedures thought to have been involved in making a mummy.

Thoth and the Egyptian Judgement of the Soul
Thoth records the judgment made by weighing the soul against a feather to determine the afterlife.

The word sarcophagus comes from Greek words for flesh and eat. Find out what a sarcophagus is.

Mummy Preservative - Ingredient used to preserve Ancient Egyptian Mummies
An ingredient that was used as a preservative for ancient Egyptian mummies was found in 2003.

Shabti - Substitute Laborer in the Afterlife Shabti
Shabtis were statuettes that served as substitute laborers in the afterlife in ancient Egypt.

Picture of a shabti and explanation of the purpose of the shabti or ushabti in the ancient Egyptian vision of afterlife.

Death and the Afterlife
Details on embalming and weighing the heart before proceeding to either the afterlife or the devourer. From Mark Patrick Telford's site.

Death in Ancient Egypt
Death was viewed as a continuation of life. This Oriental Institute site explains the component parts of the Egyptian personality and provides a bibliography.

Enigmatic Tekenu
A series of hieroglyphic representations providing short clues as to the identity of this death facilitator. Final scene reveals all.

Portals to Eternity
Photos and layout of University of Michigan's excavation of the Necropolis at Terenouthis, in Lower Egypt.

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