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Funerary papyrus, Ancient Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, 1550-1293 BC. Weighing the heart of the deceased in a balance. The baboon is one form of Thoth, inventor of writing and secretary to the gods, whose other form is as an ibis-headed man. Above the balance is a block of written hieroglyphs. From the Musee du Louvre, Paris.
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