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    I read this book on the train yesterday It is a very good chronological look at the growth and development of religion in Egyptian history It addresses when and where different gods were worshiped, and their development As the years progress it is able to lookin depth about the role of priests, festivals, temples and the role of religion or lack of it in the lives of the people She talked about the sources available and what was known and not known about religion Rather than a whose I read this book on the train yesterday It is a very good chronological look at the growth and development of religion in Egyptian history It addresses when and where different gods were worshiped, and their development As the years progress it is able to lookin depth about the role of priests, festivals, temples and the role of religion or lack of it in the lives of the people She talked about the sources available and what was known and not known about religion Rather than a whose who of the Gods and Goddesses of Egypt, she traced where different deities came from and how they developed over time This book was an excellent overview and introduction It did leave me with a lot of questions though, which unfortunately due to the limitation of sources I don t think there are answers too


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The Ancient Egyptians This Book Traces The Evolution Of Religious Beliefs And Practices Within The Historical And Political Contexts Of The Main Periods Of Egypt S Civilization It Shows How Historical And Political Events Influenced State Cults, Temple Rituals And Funerary Practices, And Also Emphasizes How Religion Permeated Most Aspects Of Everyday Life, Including Law, Medicine And Education The Book Also Describes How Some Religious Customs Have Even Survived, In Different Forms, Until The Present DayThe Book Has Extensive Bibliographies Of Primary And Secondary Sources