Ramses III in the tomb of Amenherkhepshef. This coloured relief portrays Ramses III in the tomb which was made for his son prince Amenherkhepshef, who was a royal scribe and commander of the cavalry. The tomb (QV 55), in which Amenherkhepshef was actually never buried, can be found in the Valley of the Queens on the Westbank at Luxor. Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.
Maat is the Goddess of Truth and Justice who personifies cosmic order and harmony as established by the Creator God at the beginning of time. Her symbol is an ostrich feather. Judges were regarded as priests of Maat. In the hall of judgement at the weighing of the heart, the heart of the deceased was placed on the scales of justice, balanced against the feather of Maat, symbol of justice.