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Ancient Egypt /
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

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God of the dead in Ancient Egyptian religion.
Anubis is represented either by a jackal, or by a man with the head of a jackal and with black skin. His head may well resemble the head of the dog race, Pharaoh Hound.
His role as god of the dead was paramount for centuries all over Egypt, but he started to be replaced by Osiris from 2000 BCE. He continued to be in charge of the funerary cults, especially the embalming process, an act which he performed on Osiris.
He was also the judge of the dead, during which the Egyptians believed that he weighed the heart of the dead against the feather of truth.

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