Year 4 – The weighing of the heart ceremony

Year 4 – The weighing of the heart ceremony

Year 4 are really enjoying our Ancient Egypt topic. This week we began learning about the afterlife and discovered that the Egyptians had many different gods, such as; Osiris and Anubis who were the gods of the dead. We were also fascinated to find out the the Egyptians believed that when you died the gods weighed your heart against the feather of truth. If you had led a good life and your heart was light then you passed to the afterlife. If however, you had led a bad life then your heart was eaten by Ammut – the devourer!

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