The Final Judgment
The ancient Egyptians believe in life after death, so they made the
judgment to know if the deceased innocent or guilty.
Now we can see the deceased is standing in front of 14 judges who
represent the 14 cantons of Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt, 7 of them
have key of life but the others haven’t it.
He told them that he is an innocent and he didn’t make any mistake
in his life, 7 of them believed him and gave him the key of life but
the others refused, so there is equality here 7 against 7.
So the judges ordered God Anubis (the god of mummification &
embalming city) to take off the heart of the deceased to weight his
heart in the balance. We can see on the right hand of the balance
the feather of justice of Goddess Maat (Goddess of justice) but on
the left hand of the balance we can see the heart of the deceased.
If the heart becomes heavier than the feather that’s mean hi is a
bad man and the fancy animal which called Am Am will eat the heart
as a punishment, but if the opposite happened the feather becomes
heaver than the heart that mean he is innocent and he will go to
On the right side of the balance we can see the God Thot (God of
knowledge and writing) he is writing the story of the judgment and
he gives the order to the God Horus (God of the protection) to allow
the dead man to enter the paradise and live with the family of