Friday, November 19, 2010
The crazy things that happened is when the science of mummification began in earnest. The things that were recognized is that removing the very soft tissue of the internal organs would help prevent the body decay. Also, the creepy part is that those of the higher rank kept their organs in special containers. The types of containers were wooden of alabaster boxes. The part I think is awesome is that the special containers have four inner compartments in which each of the four major organs (liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines) were placed separately.The only part I think is frightening is that the container was placed outside the coffin, but inside the tomb.
The awesome Canopic Jars are made from stone, pottery, wood or glazed earthenware vessels, usually vases or urns with carved human heads. The frightening part is that human remains were put in the Canopic Jars. Also the word Canopic comes from an Ancient Greek tradition in which a pilot named Canopus was said to have been worshipped in the form of a vase with a human head. The Canopic Jars were also used in a process called cremation. The last thing is that Canopic Jars were used from the late eighth to the early sixth centuries.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
The weird reason why people have Canopic Jars is that their bodies will decay faster with the organs in it. The only organ to be kept in the body is the heart. The reason why they keep it in the body is because they keep it for their afterlife. The only part I think is weird is that if they didn't have their organs taken out then their organs would decay and their afterlife would be over. They also use Canopic Jars because if they don't have the organs then their body will not decompose which I think is gross. The last thing is that the Eygptians use Canopic Jars as little coffins for the organs.
The Canopic Jars are very special to the Eygptians. The reason is because the crazy pharaohs had their vital organs put in canopic jars. The canopic jars also play a very important role to Eygptians because they had the heads of the four cool gods known as the "Sons of Horus", but don't worry they aren't the real heads they're just a repleca. The cool part of this is that the organs each have their own jar. The jar that protects the creepy liver has the head of a person. The Canopic Jar that holds the intestines has the head of a falcon with a crazy name an the name is Qebehsenuef. The part I think is weird is that the canopic jar that holds the lungs has the head of a baboon named Hapy. The best one is the one that holds the stomach because it has the head of a jackal named Duamutef.