Canopic Jars in Ancient Egypt
Today’s post is by Becca from the Visitor Team at Manchester Museum. We are sharing our passion and interest in the museum and its objects.
For more about Ancient Egypt and Sudan, please visit the Curator’s blog, Egypt at the Manchester Museum.
Canopic jars and the four sons of Horus
So in the last few blog posts I’ve done we covered mummification, coffins, and tombs. However, what we didn’t cover is what goes inside the tombs with your mummy and its coffin.
There are a lot of different funerary items that can be placed into the tomb with your mummy in the hope for a comfortable afterlife, today I will be focusing on some of the most important items you need – canopic jars.
Canopic jars contain the mummy’s organs that will be needed in the afterlife. Now not all organs made it into…
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