How To Make A Canopic Jar

Origin Of The Canopic Jars

There are 4 canopic jars, each for the safekeeping of particular Human organs: The Stomach, Intestines, Lungs, and Liver, all of which, it was believed, would be needed in the afterlife. There is no jar for the heart: the Egyptians believed it to be the seat of the soul, and so it was left inside the body.Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery.

Step 1

Get limestone

Step 2

Shape the limestone into a jar

Step 3

Make All Of The Gods

Step 4

Put the head on the jar


 Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt

The mummy a handbook of Egyptian funerary archaeology.

The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt

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