What happened to Tutankhamun's heart?

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What happened to Tutankhamun's heart?
« on: 19/04/2016 17:21:21 »
Hello Naked Scientists,

I have an archaeology question. I was watching a documentary about Tutankhamun. Recent forensic examinations show that he was mummified without his heart. Scientists hypothesise that he was killed by being run over by a chariot and his heart was too damaged to be mummified and put back in his body.

So my question is, what did Egyptians believe would happen to someone in the afterlife who did not have a heart?
Asked by Sarah Turnbull

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