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Djeddjehutyiuefankh being scanned

Detailed CT scans of Djeddjehutyiuefankh showed that all his internal organs had been removed prior to mummification including his heart. This would seem unusual as the heart was normally returned after being dried out so that it could be weighed against the feather of truth. If the heart was light the person could travel on to the afterlife. If the heart was heavy a monster called a devourer would eat it.

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