In 19 th dynasty Books of the Dead, like that of Ani, the chapter order was not yet fixed (though there is an overall logic apparent in the ordering of Ani's papyrus). The Papyrus of Ani, a text of The Egyptian Book of the Dead, was prepared for the priest Ani of Thebes (c. 1250 BCE) and included among the grave goods of his tomb.It includes a number of chapters from the Book of the Dead.

The Papyrus of Ani was written in cursive hieroglyphs and illustrated with color miniatures in the 19th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt, c. 1275-1250 BCE, for the scribe Ani.
It is among the most richly illustrated of all surviving copies of the Book of the Dead, which was also called the "Book of Going Forth by Day". Papyrus of Ani; Egyptian Book of the Dead [Budge] 1240 BC THE PAPYRUS OF ANI (THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD) Translated by E.A. Centrally placed is a balance, holding in its two pans Ani's heart (on the left) and a feather (on the right) representing Maat, the divine personification of truth and order.

'Book of the Dead', Papyrus of Ani (frame 3): Ani's Judgment: the scene is the Hall of Judgment.

After the deceased had enumerated the many sins he had not committed (the so-called negative confession), the heart was weighed against the feather of Maʿat (i.e., against what was deemed right and true).

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The papyrus of Ani, was found at Thebes, and was purchased by the Trustees of the British Museum in 1888.