canopic jars housing organs

canopic jars housing organs

Canopic jars housing organs

Although not really a statue I still find them interesting. Ancient Egyptian Canopic jars have been in use since the old Kingdom and lasted up until the very last era of the Egyptians.

The earliest Canopic jars contained the organs in tightly sealed wooden boxes. In other cases they would be placed inside pottery or stone jars and after that the jars would be shut with domed or flat lids. However, the manner in which these jars were used varied over time. Lots of people believe that Canopic jars are related with the Greek legend of Canopus. This can be discounted as later Egyptologist’s have proved that the two concepts did not have anything to do with one another.

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