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Hayden and Neverve students create Canopic jars

The sixth grade students made canopic jars during art as a joint project between art and history.  Canopic jars were used by the ancient Egyptian during the mummification processes. These were used as containers to hold the organs of those who were going to be mummified.  The baboon-headed Hapy guarded the lungs. The human-headed Imsety was the guardian of the liver. Jackal-headed Duamutef guarded the stomach and upper intestines and falcon-headed Qebehsenuef guarded the lower intestines.  

 

http://www.museumofmythology.com/Egypt/canopic_jar.htm