Over 378 colour photographs
Over 58 illustrations
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A fascinating guide to the mythology and religion of ancient Egypt, and to the awe-inspiring temples, tombs and treasures of the world's first great civilization
A beautifully illustrated, scholarly and accessible celebration of ancient Egypt: home of pyramids, magic, rituals, mummies, pharoahs, dreams and oracles
An in-depth examination of the crucial role that mythology and religion played in one of the most fascinating periods of history
Uses original text in the form of books, hymns, prayers, hieroglyphic paintings and archaeological finds, to give an authentic flavour of ancient Egypt
Describes the elaborate preparations for the afterlife, including burial rituals, symbolic funerary offerings, ceremonies for the dead such as the Weighing of the Heart, and the importance of the spirit world
Learn about the evolution of humankind according to ancient Egyptian creation myths, and the hierarchical order of the gods, humans and the natural world
A comprehensive analysis of the gods and goddesses, and their individual roles, appearances, personalities and identifying characteristsics
A timeline of ancient Egypt charts the events of a society that evolved over 5000 years ago and flourished for three millenia
430 colour images in total - maps, floor plans, family trees and line drawings supplement hundreds of full colour photographs to bring the subject vividly to life
Egypt’s cultural heritage is vast, and the story of this sophisticated ancient civilisation has captured our imagination with its vast treasure chests of found objects, archaeological sites, hieroglyphic inscriptions and beautiful tomb art.
This vivid and authorative reference book introduces us to the gods and godesses of Egypt, their characters and identifying features, and also the myths surrounding them, and their role in the creation of society.
Between the people and the gods was the pharoah, a human embodiment of a divine being. With the help of the high priests, divine law was acted through religion. The role of the priests and their work in the temples is examined in detail in this book. Elaborate funerary rituals, offerings to the gods, festivals, taboos. superstitions, dreams and oracles reveal how far religion influenced and enriched the lives of the ordinary people.
With maps, chronologies, and artworks supplementing hundreds of full-colour photographs of artifacts, tombs and the Egyptian landscape, Egypt: Gods, Myths and Religion is a fascinating exploration of this unique ancient society.
Lucia Gahlin is an Egyptologist who studied at University College, University of London (UCL). She currently lectures at UCL, and the Universities of Warwick, Surrey and Reading and has also led study tours around Egypt. She is heavily involved with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.
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