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A project of the American Research Center in Egypt

Canopic jars


Four stone or ceramic jars, used to store the viscera removed during the mummification process, and a regular part of the burial equipment. The jar stoppers were either all human-headed or represented each of the four sons of Horus: Imsety (human-headed), Hapy (ape-headed), Duamutef (jackal-headed) and Qebehsenuef (falcon-headed).