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Remember that the heart is the key to the afterlife. Thousands of years ago, on the West bank of the Nile, Anubis weighed this heart against a feather. Before that, a careful embalmer left the organ in place for its final test. Before that, the heart thumped its last thump. And, before even that, this heart beat and beat, wet and soft and red, in the breast of a woman.

How to Unravel a Mummy by Bess Winter

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