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kist uit de 27- 31e dynastie | by andrevanb
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kist uit de 27- 31e dynastie

Sarcophagus, wood, Egypt, around 400 BC.


Anubis, supervisor of the mummification proces. Underneath the lionbed are the four canopic vases, for the organs that were mummified seperatedly .


"The 21st Dynasty brought forth its most advanced skills in embalming and the mummification process reached its peak. The bodies' abdomens were opened and all organs, except for the heart, were removed and preserved in Canopic jars. The jars had the heads of four gods. The gods looked after the organs in which were placed in the jar of the god who looked after it. The brain, thought to be useless, was smashed and pulled out through the nose with hooks, then discarded. It was also drained through the nose after being liquefied with the same hooks."



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Taken on June 19, 2009