Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt

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Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt

By Emily Teeter

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This book is a vivid reconstruction of the practical aspects of ancient Egyptian religion. Through an examination of artefacts and inscriptions, the text explores a variety of issues. For example, who was allowed to enter the temples, and what rituals were performed therein? Who served as priests? How were they organized and trained, and what did they do? What was the Egyptians' attitude toward death, and what happened at funerals? How did the living and dead communicate? In what ways could people communicate with the gods? What impact did religion have on the economy and longevity of the society? This book demystifies Egyptian religion, exploring what it meant to the people and society. The text is richly illustrated with images of rituals and religious objects.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Anthropology -> Archaeology

Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/13/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139234218
ISBN 13: 9781139234214
Print ISBN: 9780521848558

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