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Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Pot luck reveals ancient Egyptian jar in Dorset

A garden ornament which had been sitting on a patio for 20 years has turned out to be a rare 3,000-year-old ancient Egyptian jar.

The 13-inch high vessel was made during the time of the pharaohs to hold the organs of the dead ready for the afterlife.

With a distinctive top in the style of a face and easily recognisable headdress, the Canopic funerary jar had blended into its surroundings in a Dorset garden for two decades.

READ MORE - Source: Dorset Echo Tuesday 3rd February 2009

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