Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index Ancient Egyptian Forum

 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 


Tutankhamens Canopic Shrine

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Homework Questions
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
k8kate
Servant


Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 7
Location: NSW Australia

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 1:20 am    Post subject: Tutankhamens Canopic Shrine Reply with quote

Hi
I have an assignment due next Wed 25 may about Tut's canopic shrine/jars
How is this artefact significant to our understanding od the "role of the Pharoah" and "Life in ancient egypt"
Also "Where specifically in the treasury was it found?" I know it was on the back wall behind Anubis statue but what are its dimensions? This info would be a great help. .. even just some site links or anything!
THanks k8kate
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 1:20 am    Post subject: Advertisement

Back to top
Unas
Pharaoh


Joined: 26 Feb 2005
Posts: 606
Location: Saqqara... someday...

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2005 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as far as the importance of canopic jars to the pharaoh himself, there wasn't much of a real tie. It was more of the man and what part of him he would leave behind in the mortal realm, as his ka went to the underworld to be met by Anubis' judgement. The sons of Horus guarded the parts you left behind. Imsety protected the liver, Hapy the lungs, Duamutef the stomache, and Qebehseneuf protected your intestines. Although, Tutankhaten's canopic jars were humanoid, which is ... quite odd.

Early canopic containers were actually just chests, or jars. They were later changed to fit with Kemetic religion, and the four sons of Horus took place. Though the jars have changed with time, in most instances, the jars have been grouped into one canopic chest. This usually had a protective spell written on the outer portion of it, to save your body parts from ill will.

By some strange turn of events, instead of using the image of an animal-like god or goddess, in the 20th dynasty, images of humanoid figures were used, much like Tutankhaten's case.

I'm sorry, but I don't know what I could to do help with "where" exactly they were found. If you need a reference for bibliography, I just read through this quickly, and pieced in from what I already knew. I hope someone can help you with what I could not, and good luck!
_________________
"Does anyone ever truly think 'outside' of the box, or are they merely expanding the possibilities of what that box can hold to suit their own agenda?"
(Piquet: Nov. 3, 2005)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
k8kate
Servant


Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 7
Location: NSW Australia

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so so so so so much! Thanks alot!
Very Happy k8kate Exclamation
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Osiris II
Pharaoh


Joined: 13 Mar 2004
Posts: 914
Location: Long Beach, CA

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They were found at the entrance to the so-called "Treasury".
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Unas
Pharaoh


Joined: 26 Feb 2005
Posts: 606
Location: Saqqara... someday...

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2005 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem, these things are fun Smile

And thanks, Osiris, for filling in the bit I did not know! Wink
_________________
"Does anyone ever truly think 'outside' of the box, or are they merely expanding the possibilities of what that box can hold to suit their own agenda?"
(Piquet: Nov. 3, 2005)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
k8kate
Servant


Joined: 16 May 2005
Posts: 7
Location: NSW Australia

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! I did really well in the assignment thanks to you guys!! Idea
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Unas
Pharaoh


Joined: 26 Feb 2005
Posts: 606
Location: Saqqara... someday...

PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2005 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to help! Smile
_________________
"Does anyone ever truly think 'outside' of the box, or are they merely expanding the possibilities of what that box can hold to suit their own agenda?"
(Piquet: Nov. 3, 2005)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Ancient Egyptian Forum Forum Index -> Homework Questions All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Anti Bot Question MOD - phpBB MOD against Spam Bots
Blocked registrations / posts: 10373 / 0