Canopic jar

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Canopic jar a covered urn used in ancient Egyptian burials to hold the entrails and other visceral organs from an embalmed body. The lids, originally plain, were later modelled as the human, falcon, dog, and jackal heads of the four sons of Horus, protectors of the jars.

The name comes (via Latin) from Canopus, the name of a town in ancient Egypt.