Thursday, 23 November 2017

Canopic Jars

As part of our Ancient Egyptian Topic we learnt all about the mummification process.
As part of the process the organs were removed from the body (except from the heart). The liver, lungs, intestines and stomach were put in Canopic jars and left to dry. The jars were carved into the shape of the four sons of Horus – one of the ancient Egyptian gods. Each one protected a different organ.

Duamatef has the head of a jackal and it protects the stomach.



Hapi, with the baboon head, protects the lungs.




Imesty has a human head and he guards the liver.

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