Pyramid Texts Of Life During The Middle Kingdom

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This excerpt discusses “Pyramid Texts,” which are collections of spells, hymns of praise, and offerings used to guarantee one’s transformation of physical mortality. During the Middle Kingdom “Pyramid Texts” became more available to common people they became known as “Coffin Texts.” The excerpt also discussed the details of a soul’s judging before the god of the dead, Osiris. The decease’s heart is weighed against Ma’at (principle of cosmic order) to determine the type of life he or she lived. This article provided good information on what the Egyptians believe happens to the soul after death and how it is different based on the life that was lived. It also gave in depth information on what they used to ensure they are judged correctly.
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