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Canopic Jars were part of the mummification process in ancient egypt. There are 4 canopic jars each jar holding a different organ that would be needed in the afterlife. The Afterlife was very important, it was seen as a continuation of your life on earth and the only way to get to this life was through the process of mummification. The jars each have a different head representing the four sons of Horus. Each god held a different organ Hapy held the lungs, Imsety held the liver, Duamutef held  the stomach, and Qebehsenuef  held intestines. The canopic jars were made out of many different materials some include stone and wood. When the mummification process was complete these jars were put in a special chest and placed in the tomb with the person who died.