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Canopic Jars

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After you died, your body was preserved in a special way. Preserving your body was an important job in ancient Egypt. Part of the process was to remove your internal organs. Your organs were carefully stored in Canopic jars.

There were four jars. Each jar represented one of the four sons of the Egyptian god Horus, so that they could watch over you.

This was one more step in the path to your afterlife.

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