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Organs removed

Your liver, lungs, stomach and intestines are removed through the incision in your stomach and stored in canopic jars. Your body is washed out with palm wine and will now be soaked in natron for forty days to dry it out.

Intestines are a problem as they can be very long. Once removed, soak in natron. Turn occasionally.

After forty days remove from the natron and check that there is no moisture left in them.

If the intestines are completely dried, they are ready to be wrapped in linen.

The organ can now be placed in its canopic jar. Ideally, the lid should fit tightly.

Check the canopic jars on the next page to see if the intestines are stored properly.