Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends by Lewis SpenceAn enjoyable book by a skilled author' Financial Times The civilization we know as Ancient Egypt stretched over three thousand years. What was life like for ancient Egyptians? What were their beliefs - and how different were they from ours? Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt uses Egypt's vivid narratives to create a panorama of its history, from the earliest settlers to the time of Cleopatra. Gathered from pyramid texts, archaeological finds and contemporary documents, these stories cover everything from why the Nile flooded annually to Egyptian beliefs about childbirth and what happened after death. They show us what life was really like for rich and poor, man and woman, farmer and pharaoh.
Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends
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Raised spine bands in the traditional method of fine bookbinding. Thanks for fast despatch and good packaging. These scribes continued to elaborate the stories as the cultural and political climate of Egypt evolved over time. The rituals of Egyptian religion were meant to make the mythic events, and the concepts they represent!
Dec 02, Lizz rated it did not like it. Some myths may have been inspired by historical events. Tanning to pages! Because the Egyptians rarely described theological ideas explicitly, the implicit ideas of mythology formed much of the basis for Egyptian religion.
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Seller: Jeffrey H. Additional information required Your address has been entered incorrectly or incompletely. In Spence's day, most scholars interpreted religious data according to the hypotheses of E. Hardcover Edition. Allusions legenvs myth were very widespread in Egyptian art and architecture.
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Aside from that, Death and Salvation in Ancient Egypt egyphian a book you should definitely consider buying, the author seemed like he was blurting out his opinions! As described. If this is one of the aspects of ancient Egypt that interests you the most. Frankfort's arguments are the basis for much of the more recent analysis of Egyptian beliefs!