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The Ritual Ammut Bed of King Tutankhamun

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The two flanks of the second bed are sculpted in the shape of Ammut, a fearsome composite creature made from a hippopotamus, lion and crocodile. Ammut played a vital role in the weighing of the heart ceremony from the Book of the Dead, devouring the hearts of evildoers when the heart outweighed the feather.

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Taken on December 18, 2006