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Egyptian Canopic Jar 5th grade pottery
Egypt Egypt is a country in Northern Africa It is famous for its ancient history and mythology It is one of the oldest cultures in the world
Ancient Egyptian Art The civilization began in 3150 BC with the first pharaoh Art served many purposes. Can you think what some of these purposes could be?
Ancient Religion Their beliefs were very important to their lives One of the most unique aspects of their religion was mummification Mummification was necessary for immortality because it was the home of the spirit in the afterlife. Without the body, the spirit would wander
Read this picture: Anubis
Canopic jars These jars were used to preserve the organs for the afterlife. The four sons of Horus (the falcon-sky god who watches over the earth) represent the jars They protected the liver, lungs, stomach, and intestines The heart was kept inside the body The brain was thrown away
Jackal, falcon, baboon, human
What is art? Are canopic jars art? What makes certain things art while others are not? Does art have to be functional? Must art be beautiful?