What have you learned about the ancient Egyptians' journey to the afterlife?

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Statuette of Osiris with the name of Padihorpere Statuette of Osiris with the name of Padihorpere (ca. 712–525 B.C.)The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1.  Who is Osiris? 

False Door of the Royal Sealer Neferiu (ca. 2150–2010 B.C.)The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2.  Why did ancient Egyptians add false doors in their tombs?

Painted wooden canopic jarsBritish Museum

3.  What were the four special canopic jars used for? 

Mummy of Ukhhotep, son of Hedjpu Mummy of Ukhhotep, son of Hedjpu (ca. 1981–1802 B.C.)The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4.  How long did the mummification process typically take? 

Book of the Dead of Neferini (hieratic) (Ptolemaic period, 4th–1st century BCE) by Artist unknownNeues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

5. What did the ancient Egyptians weigh the heart against as symbolized in their book of the dead?

How many did you get right?

1. Who is Osiris?
Answer: God of the dead

2. Why did ancient Egyptians add false doors in their tombs?
Answer: They believed in marking the place where the soul of the deceased could go in and out, making contact possible between the living and the dead

3. What were the four special canopic jars used for?
Answer: To ensure that the body remained complete in the realm of the dead, the removed organs were wrapped in linen strips and placed in them

3. How long did the mummification process typically take?
Answer: 70 days

4. What did the ancient Egyptians weigh the heart against as symbolized in their book of the dead?
Answer: A feather, the symbol of maat.

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Cult of the Dead
God of the Dead
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