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Posted 1 year ago

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RonM
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I bought these several years ago at an Egyptian shop near Philadephia.They are solid copper and very heavy for their size.I was told they represent the urns in which preserved human organs were stored for the afterlife.

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  1. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Very interesting!
  2. RonM RonM, 1 year ago
    Thanks Pops,I really wanted the King Tut statue,but didn't have the dough.
  3. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Maybe next time!
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Copper isn't exactly the most abundent metal in Egypt. They did have plenty of brass for awhile after WWII from shell casings & were used a lot for years. Copper-?
  5. RonM RonM, 1 year ago
    Perhaps a bronze alloy with alot of copper content.
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 1 year ago
    Hey RonM, I was just thinking to myself & it came out in print. I'll have to disable the "thought to printer" mode. I'm sure a lot of people would love that!
  7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 1 year ago
    Re: "Copper isn't exactly the most abundent metal in Egypt. They did have plenty of brass for awhile after WWII from shell casings & were used a lot for years. Copper-?"
    Hi: Egypt had/has several copper, gold, and silver mines that have been worked for thousands of years. Their use of minerals associted with those metals is also abundant, like turquoise for example. Maybe you were thinking of somewhere else?

    Thank you for sharing,

    TA
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Check out this article on 'canopic jars'.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canopic_jar
    There should be four.
    On the right is Amset or Imseti, the human-headed god representing the south, whose jar contained the liver and was protected by the goddess Isis.

    The middle one has hieroglyphs for Hapi. Hapi, the baboon-headed god, the North, whose jar contained the lungs and protected by the goddess Nephthys.

    To the left is Qebehsenuef, the falcon-headed god, the West, whose jar contained the intestines protected by the goddess Selket. The hieroglyphs on this one are a little 'different' to me.

    You're missing the jackal, Duametef: the East that held the stomach, protected by the goddess Neith.

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