Friday, November 19, 2010

Language of the symbols of Canopic Jars and Building Material for it

     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.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know that there were so many different ways that you could build canopic jars. Do you ever think that some people could've written messages on the jars.