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Ancient Egypt Topic – Create a Canopic Jar from Modelling Clay

clay canopic jar craftMuseum Staff regularly run Ancient Egyptian workshops.  Students learn about life in Ancient Egypt and why the Irish Linen Centre has a special artifact from the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Did you know that Linen dates back to (at least) Ancient Egypt?  They wrapped mummified bodies in bandages made from linen.

One of our most popular workshops involves creating a canopic jar, in Ancient Egypt these were used to protect the internal organs of the dead which were removed during the mummification process…and now you can do it at home!

Download our tutorial. Print it, try it and send it to: 

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 Click here to download the tutorial.

A limited number of resource boxes are available to support the canopic jar craft.  If you need one please get in touch.

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