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Weighing the heart of the deceased in a balance. 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. Funerary papyrus, 18th Dynasty. Louvre, Paris

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Weighing the heart of the deceased in a balance. 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. Funerary papyrus, 18th Dynasty.  Louvre, Paris