Papyrus of Ani (Book of the Dead) - The Judgement
(Above) -Twelve Gods seated in Order, as judges before a table of offerings. (Below) - The Psychostasia of Weighing of the Conscience of Ani. The Jackal-headed Anubis trying (in the balance) the heart of the deceased against the feather (symbolising the law). On the left, Ani and his wife cn be seen in a pose of devotion; on the right an Ibis-headed Thoth, the Scribe of the Gods, notes down the resultsof this trial, whilst behind, the monster Amemit, the Devourer, looms menacingly. On the left of the balance, Shai (Destiny) with two Goddesses Renenit and Meschenit behind, all under the soul of Ani (symbolisedby a human-headed hawk and the symbol of a cradle). Date: around 1550 BCE
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Hawk T1 Aircraft High Above RAF Valley
A specially painted Hawk T1 jet aircraft of the Royal Air Force's 208 Squadron, is pictured flying through the clouds over its home at RAF Valley in Wales.
This particular aircraft is the diplay Hawk for 2009 that will be seen by many thousands of people throughout the summer season of aircraft displays across the UK.
The underside of this Hawk is painted with the symbol of the RAF Benevolent Fund in celebration of the 90th anniversary of the organisation.
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