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Joint Issue with Arab Republic of Egypt Issue number
481
Date of issue
08.10.2010
Face value
1.00 €
Sell price
1.00 €

Canopic jars represent a special type of vessels used in Ancient Egypt to store the internal organs during the process of mummification. Their present name was established by the early Egyptologists who followed the antique tradition. Canopic jars were used in Ancient Egypt from the period of the 4th Dynasty (c. 2543 – 2436 BC). Materials used for their production could be alabaster, limestone, pottery, faience, later also bronze. In the process of human body mummification, the viscera, lungs, intestines, liver and stomach in particular, were placed into four canopic jars. Lids of canopic jars had flat or domed shape at...

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