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Canopic jars were used to store the internal organs of a mummy in Ancient Egypt. The lid had the head of a baboon, human, falcon or a jackal—representing the sons of Horus. These jars were used to store organs which were removed from a dead person because they were thought to be useless in the afterlife.They only did the mummyfication process to important people. The jars were placed in the tombs with the bodies.