Canopic jars and lids are made of limestone and date back to ancient Egypt's 26th Dynasty (664 B.C.-525 B.C.).
Canopic jars stored the stomach, intestines, lungs and livers of the mummies. The heart was left inside the body because ancient people believed that it held the spirit. These four jars complete one set. The jar lids are stylized to look like a jackal, a falcon, a human and a baboon. This represents the four sons of Horus, the ancient Egyptian god of the sky. The sons were Duamutef, Qebehsenuef, Imsety and Hapi, and they were believed to be the guardians of the body organs.
Currently at the National Museum of Korea, visitors can see 230 Egyptian treasures, including mummies, coffins, sculptures and decorations, on loan from the Brooklyn Museum in New York. The special exhibition continues until April 9