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This is another scan of another old photo. I made it in the great Museum of Cairo.

"Anubis is the Greek name for a jackal-headed god associated with mummification and the afterlife in Egyptian mythology. In the ancient Egyptian language, Anubis is known as Inpu, (variously spelled Anupu, Ienpw etc.). The oldest known mention of Anubis is in the Old Kingdom pyramid texts, where he is associated with the burial of the king. At this time, Anubis was the most important god of the Dead but he was replaced during the Middle Kingdom by Osiris.

Anubis takes various titles in connection with his funerary role, such as He who is upon his mountain, which underscores his importance as a protector of the deceased and their tombs, and the title He who is in the place of embalming, associating him with the process of mummification. Like many ancient Egyptian deities, Anubis assumes different roles in various contexts, and no public procession in Egypt would be conducted without an Anubis to march at the head." (wikipedia)

I heard that Anubis wait for the people on the other side after their death. So, Anubis take the heart of each one and put it on a justice scale. If the heart is light weighted, the people can have peace. Otherwise, if there are badness inside the heart, it will be heavy weighted, so the people will be in trouble...

Please, remember that you don´t need to believe in Anubis to keep your heart light weighted..
All the best!

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Additional Photos by Jose A Hauer (zeca) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2801 W: 157 N: 4803] (19762)
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