Egyptians believed that the immortal spirit of the deceased remained linked to and dependent on its earthly body. Egyptians tombs were full of items designed to help and guarantee the soul's rebirth and its successful passage into the afterlife. Almost everything included with the burial symbolized rebirth and renewal.
To the ancient Egyptians, the judgment of the dead was the process that allowed the Egyptian gods to judge the worthiness of the souls of the deceased. Deeply rooted in the Egyptian belief of immortality, judgment was one of the most important parts of the journey through the afterlife.