Urns were used to keep the soul as it traveled into the afterlife in Ancient Greece and Egypt. Urns housing a pharaoh’s vital organs were buried with him. They thought that in the afterlife, the individual who died would return whole and would require their critical organs. Urns were then used to represent the body staying on earth while the soul rose to the afterlife. They were a representation of invincibility. The draped urn represented the separation between the living and the dead.