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Ancient Egypt: Canopic Jars

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Social Studies +2 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)
This is a collection of canopic jars, which were used to store the organs of the deceased in the burial chambers of ancient Egyptians. As you look through these images, think about what kinds of characteristics they all have in common. What differences do you see? Pay attention to materials used, shape of the jars, and images on the lids.

Canopic Jar Lid

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Terracotta Covers Canopic Jars.

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Lid For Canopic Jar - Ape

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Canopic Jar & Lid, Alabaster

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Alabaster Canopic Jar In Two Parts

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.

Canopic Jar of Imsety- (Cast) W/Lid

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