In order to enjoy the afterlife, Egyptians mummified the bodies of the dead and created statues in their likeness. Insides tombs there were often chapels decorated with paintings or low relief sculpture. Mummies were placed in large, eleborately carved and painted coffins or sarcophagi.
Internal organs were placed in canopic jars like those seen below.
The removed internal organs were separately treated and, during much of Egyptian history, placed in jars of clay or stone. These so-called Canopic Jars were closed with stoppers fashioned in the shape of four heads -- human, baboon, falcon, and jackal -- representing the four protective spirits called the Four Sons of Horus.