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

New Kingdom Ostraca From The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge

Author : Fredrik Hagen
ISBN : 9789004182950
Genre : History
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This book makes the hieratic ostraca from the Fitzwilliam Museum available for the first time. Most of these come from the village of Deir el-Medina near Thebes, and they include new literary texts, administrative notes, religious hymns, and copies of tomb inscriptions.
Category: History

Portraits And Masks

Author : M. L. Bierbrier
ISBN : 0714119040
Genre : Art
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The result of a major colloquium on burial customs in Roman Egypt, these papers cover the reasons behind the development of mummy portraits and the society from which they emerged, as well as the artistic techniques employed.
Category: Art

Die Prophezeiung Des Nfr Tj

Author : Wolfgang Helck
ISBN : 3447043474
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reallexikon Der Gyptischen Religionsgeschichte

Author : Hans Bonnet
ISBN : 9783110827903
Genre : History
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Hans Bonnets umfassendes Lexikon behandelt alle denkbaren Aspekte der Religion im alten Ägypten. Ausführliche Einträge gibt es nicht nur zu den einzelnen Gottheiten, den wichtigsten religiösen Tempeln und Stätten, sondern auch zu allen Themen des Totenkultes. Intensiv werden die Techniken der Mumifizierung beschrieben, die einzelnen Grabbeigaben sowie die Wanderung der Seele ins Reich der Toten erläutert. Zahlreiche Strichzeichnungen von Göttern, Hieroglyphen und Tempeln beleben den Band. Dem Autor gelingt es, einen Ausgleich von Wissenschaftlichkeit und leichter Lesbarkeit herzustellen. Dies hat in den ersten beiden Auflagen zu dem großen Erfolg des Lexikons beigetragen.
Category: History


Author : Jan Assmann
ISBN : 3170117688
Genre : Egypt
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Category: Egypt