The Gods of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Watterson

The Gods of Ancient Egypt by Barbara Watterson

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A highly illustrated introduction to Egyptian religion which traces the origins of each of the major deities, and explains the significance of the religious artefacts of ancient Egypt. Includes sections on personal religion and temple ceremony.

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Gods of Ancient Egypt is the first book to trace the origins of all the major deities of ancient Egypt and link each of them to a particular time and place. It is, however, more than a gazetteer of gods: the evocative text recounts the sometimes racy, sometimes amusing, mythological stories associated with the major deities, and, since the basis of religion in ancient Egypt was not belief but cult, particularly the local cult, there are sections on personal religion and temple ritual. The significance of the religious artefacts of ancient Egypt, from the smallest amulet to the largest temple, is also explained. In addition to a lavish range of photographs and line illustrations, many in colour, there is a map of the principal cult centres, a list of localities giving their modern as well as their classical and ancient Egyptian names, and a helpful chronological table and glossary.

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SKU GOR001217285
Title The Gods of Ancient Egypt
Author By (author) Barbara Watterson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0750913290
ISBN 13 9780750913294
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Description

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Gods of Ancient Egypt is the first book to trace the origins of all the major deities of ancient Egypt and link each of them to a particular time and place. It is, however, more than a gazetteer of gods: the evocative text recounts the sometimes racy, sometimes amusing, mythological stories associated with the major deities, and, since the basis of religion in ancient Egypt was not belief but cult, particularly the local cult, there are sections on personal religion and temple ritual. The significance of the religious artefacts of ancient Egypt, from the smallest amulet to the largest temple, is also explained. In addition to a lavish range of photographs and line illustrations, many in colour, there is a map of the principal cult centres, a list of localities giving their modern as well as their classical and ancient Egyptian names, and a helpful chronological table and glossary.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001217285
Title The Gods of Ancient Egypt
Author By (author) Barbara Watterson
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0750913290
ISBN 13 9780750913294
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No