A scene from "Book of the Dead"

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Title

A scene from "Book of the Dead"

Description

Image of the Heart Weighing scene from "Book of the Dead"

Creator

Hunefer

Source

Wikimedia Commons

British Museum

Date

1275 BC

Contributor

Natalia Burgdorf

Relation

"A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy" by Laurence Sterne

The Ancient Egyptians were just one of several ancient civilizations that pioneered the popular depiction of the heart being the center of emotion and love. The heart was so vital to Egyptian religious ceremonies that those who could afford it would preserve it, and believed its successful weight (that is, a test of its purity) would grant them access to the afterlife.
The pulse scene from "A Sentimental Journey" perpetuates this popular association.

Language

Hieroglyphs

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Original Format

Papyrus Scroll

Files

BOD better.jpg

Citation

Hunefer, “A scene from "Book of the Dead",” Enlightenmens, accessed February 7, 2023, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/703.

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