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In ancient Egypt, the heart of the deceased was the only item left inside the body, as it was seen as the center of the person and the holder of their soul. All other organs were removed and placed inside one of four canopic (kuh-NO-pik) jars, an important part of the Egyptian mummifying process. The priests also carefully removed the brain, but tossed it (what is THAT thing even good for!?).

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