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.
Shape the limestone into a jar
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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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