The Religion of Ancient Egypt


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William Matthew Flinders Petrie – the father of Egyptian Archaeology – developed and applied statistical analysis to pottery from prehistoric sites and by this established seriation as a relative dating method as a major contribution to Egyptian Archaeology. In this scientific paper he describes special varieties of the conception of the supernatural in ancient Egypt. The source text also includes a list of "principal works on Egyptian religion" and a list of works "on religions ancient and modern". (Summary by Kajo and Piotrek81) (1 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter I: The Nature of Gods 8:46 Read by Kajo
Chapter II: The nature of man 7:57 Read by Kajo
Chapter III: The future life 9:49 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter IV: Animal worship 10:10 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter V: The groups of gods. Animal-headed gods 11:12 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter VI: The human gods 16:07 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter VII: The cosmic gods 9:30 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter VIII: The abstract gods 5:22 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter IX: The foreign gods 5:21 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter X: The cosmogony 3:58 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter XI: The ritual and priesthood 6:58 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter XII: The sacred books 6:08 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter XIII: Private worship 5:45 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter XIV: Egyptian ethics 5:00 Read by Piotr Nater
Chapter XV: The influence of Egypt 4:59 Read by Piotr Nater

Reviews

VERY INFORMATIVE


(4.5 stars)

A very concise overview of ancient Egypt Ian religion by one of the first experts in the field. Of special interest is the idea of the evolution of the various gods. Also, no one ever made it plain to me that the "Book of the Dead" was only an expression, not an actual book.

a little bit out dated but good


(4 stars)

it's an old book some of it is out dated so be careful getting info from it