RELIGIOUS PRACTICE AT DEIR EL MEDINA

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Religious Practice At Deir El Medina

Author : L. Weiss
ISBN : 9042932104
Genre : History
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With few exceptions, previous research on so-called personal religion has focused on hymns preserved on stelae from Deir el-Medina. Whereas their significance as testimony of personal choice and religious belief should not be excluded, the stelae must be understood in their communal cultic context. In order to grasp individual religious practices this book seeks to broaden the scope of analysis and include the archaeological remains from the houses at Deir el-Medina. Instead of establishing individual relationships between the human and divine, it appeared that 'personal' religion sought to preserve and maintain family continuity. The ancient Egyptian concept of the continuous cycle of creation was thus appropriated at home. Whereas the king guaranteed the order of the cosmos by giving offerings to the gods in the temples, corresponding activities were performed for the well-being of the family at home.
Category: History

7 Gyptologische Tempeltagung

Author : René Preys
ISBN : 3447058196
Genre : History
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Building a temple implies the mastering of different technicalities such as the commissioning and payment of the building process, procuring and transporting building material, the organization of work and the practical execution of building and decoration projects. But building a temple is also translating a religious idea into stone. From the design to the consecration of the temple, every stage in the process answers to a set of rules that enables the building to function as a temple. The aim of the 7th Tempeltagung was to examine the relation between the technical and the theological demands of temple building. How was architecture infl uencing the ritual, how did ritual texts refl ect the act of construction? What was the relation between the mythical temple and the actual temple? Who made the decisions and who executed them? What technical and theological considerations lay at the base of the choice of material and of form? In other words, how did the technical aspects of building influence the theological ideas, how was building a temple "structuring religion"?
Category: History

Religion In Ancient Egypt

Author : Byron Esely Shafer
ISBN : 0801497868
Genre : History
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Meeting the need for an up-to-date English-language survey, this informative and accessible book will be welcomed by Egyptologists and their students, as well as by other readers interested in learning more about the culture and religion of ancient Egypt.
Category: History

Exploring Religion In Ancient Egypt

Author : Stephen Quirke
ISBN : 9781118610527
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring Religion in Ancient Egypt offers a stimulating overview of the study of ancient Egyptian religion by examining research drawn from beyond the customary boundaries of Egyptology and shedding new light on entrenched assumptions. Discusses the evolution of religion in ancient Egypt – a belief system that endured for 3,000 years Dispels several modern preconceptions about ancient Egyptian religious practices Reveals how people in ancient Egypt struggled to secure well-being in the present life and the afterlife
Category: Literary Criticism

Servant Of Mut

Author : Sue D'Auria
ISBN : 9789004158573
Genre : History
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Richard A. Fazzini has inspired and mentored many scholars of Egyptology through his tireless efforts as curator and then chairman of the Brooklyn Museum's Deptartment of Egyptian, Classical and Ancient Middle Eastern Art (ECAMEA); field archaeologist of the Pricinct of Mut at Karnak; scholar; and teacher, The 35 contributions to this volume in his honor represent the variety of Professor Fazzini's own research interests namely in ancient Egyptian art, religious iconography, and archaeology, particularly of the New Kingdom, Third Intermediate Period, and Late Period. Reflections on Professor Fazzini's scholarship and teaching are accompanied by an extensive bibliography of his works.
Category: History

Religion And Magic In Ancient Egypt

Author : Rosalie David
ISBN : 9780141941387
Genre : Religion
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The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.
Category: Religion

A Companion To The Archaeology Of Religion In The Ancient World

Author : Rubina Raja
ISBN : 9781444350005
Genre : History
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A Companion to the Archaeology of Religion in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of topics relating to the practices, expressions, and interactions of religion in antiquity, primarily in the Greco-Roman world. • Features readings that focus on religious experience and expression in the ancient world rather than solely on religious belief • Places a strong emphasis on domestic and individual religious practice • Represents the first time that the concept of “lived religion” is applied to the ancient history of religion and archaeology of religion • Includes cutting-edge data taken from top contemporary researchers and theorists in the field • Examines a large variety of themes and religious traditions across a wide geographical area and chronological span • Written to appeal equally to archaeologists and historians of religion
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Pharaoh S Workers

Author : Leonard H. Lesko
ISBN : 0801481430
Genre : History
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In one village in western Thebes, villagers worked for centuries on the Egyptian tombs and created timeless beauty. Lesko explores the known facts surrounding their everyday lives and their business partnership with the ruling class of ancient Egypt.
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Handbook To Life In Ancient Egypt

Author : Ann Rosalie David
ISBN : 0195132157
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Chronicles Egyptian civilization from the Predynastic Period to the end of Roman rule, arranged thematically in chapters such as "Religion of the Living," "Architecture and Building," and "Everyday Life."
Category: Literary Criticism

Tutankhamun

Author : Zahi A. Hawass
ISBN : 1426202644
Genre : Art
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One of Egypt's premier archaeologists offers a visual tour of the great treasures of ancient Egypt in a companion volume to the 2008 U.S. exhibition that includes the magnificent artifacts found in the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamun and that surveys three thousand years of ancient Egyptian history and the lives of its great pharaohs. 17,500 first printing.
Category: Art