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During their lives, Egyptians did good deeds so that their heart would be lightand they could earn an afterlife.
The Pharaoh or noble died and was mummified to preserve the body.
The name of the person had to be written in the tomb so that the Ba and Kawould be able to return to the body each night if the person passed the test andwas granted an afterlife.
The soul is sent to the Underworld and the goddess Ma’at weighs the heartagainst the Feather of Truth.
If the heart is pure and weighs less than the feather, the soul can sail away into theafterlife on the god Ra’s boat.
If the heart was full of sin and was heavier than the feather, the soul could not passinto the afterlife and would be eaten by Ammit (a creature that was part crocodile,lion and hippopotamus).
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