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Ancient Egyptian canopic jar

 

What is an Ancient Egyptian canopic jar?  What were they used for?

 

These websites will help you with your research.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/canopic.htm

 

https://www.historyforkids.net/canopic-jars.html

 

Can you make your own canopic jar?

 

If you want to, you could try to replicate one of the four Ancient Egyptian canopic jars?

 

You can draw your canopic jar, or you can get creative and make your canopic jar using anything you can think of – toilet roll/kitchen roll cardboard tubes, Pringles crisps tubes, plastic cups etc.

Alternatively, you could attach paper/cardboard heads to the top of glass jars.

 

 

Watch this BBC video for a bit of background information about Ancient Egypt and mummification.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-social-studies-ks2-mummification-in-ancient-egypt/zdcrkmn

 

 

I have also added some optional tasks if you want to complete them and show what you have learnt about Ancient Egyptian canopic jars (no pressure though).

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