Temple Ritual at Abydos

Author: Rosalie David

Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society

ISBN: 9780856982323

Category: History

Page: 392

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The Temple of Seti I at Abydos is is one of the great monuments of the New Kingdom. Rosalie David's book, last printed more than 30 years ago, offers a guide to its magnificent reliefs and wall paintings, explaining the scenes of ritual and worship. This new edition will, for the first time, also include some of the outstanding watercolours by Amice Calverley and Myrtle Broome that were published between 1933 and 1958.

Achte Ägyptologische Tempeltagung

Author: Monika Dolińska,Horst Beinlich

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 9783447062381

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 9396

Die internationalen Agyptologischen Tempeltagungen wurden 1990 mit einem Kongress in Gosen bei Berlin eroffnet. Dort ging es zum Auftakt um "Struktur, Funktion und Programm" agyptischer Kultanlagen als zentrale staatliche Einrichtungen. Inzwischen gab es Folgeveranstaltungen mit unterschiedlichen Themen in Deutschland, den Niederlanden und Belgien. Sie unterstrichen zum einen die internationale Ausrichtung des Faches Agyptologie, zum anderen aber zeigten sie die Bedeutung agyptischer Tempel fur die politische und kulturelle Basis des pharaonischen Agypten. Immer wieder aufs Neue beweist die Erforschung der agyptischen Tempel die enge Verzahnung dieser religiosen Machtzentren mit samtlichen Aspekten des pharaonischen Agypten bis weit in die romische Zeit hinein. Thema der 2008 in Warschau abgehaltenen 8. Agyptologischen Tempeltagung waren die kultischen und politisch-kulturellen Verknupfungen einzelner Kultanlagen. Dieser Gesichtspunkt wurde in 16 Referaten ausfuhrlich beleuchtet. Die Veroffentlichung der Ergebnisse dieser Tempeltagung gibt wie auch schon die Bande zu den fruheren Tempeltagungen Anstosse zu weiteren Forschungen in der Agyptologie und ihren Nachbardisziplinen.

Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt

Author: Rosalie David

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141941383

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 2163

The ancient Egyptians believed that the Nile - their life source - was a divine gift. Religion and magic permeated their civilization, and this book provides a unique insight into their religious beliefs and practices, from 5000 BC to the 4th century AD, when Egyptian Christianity replaced the earlier customs. Arranged chronologically, this book provides a fascinating introduction to the world of half-human/ half-animal gods and goddesses; death rituals, the afterlife and mummification; the cult of sacred animals, pyramids, magic and medicine. An appendix contains translations of Ancient Eygtian spells.

Eternal Egypt

Ancient Rituals for the Modern World

Author: Richard J. Reidy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440192472

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 7414

Eternal Egypt: Ancient Rituals for the Modern World is the first comprehensive collection of important temple rituals performed throughout Egypt during the time of the pharaohs. The author presents seven key rites from official temple records and ancient esoteric texts for personal or group use. This guidebook also: - presents rituals in a form designed to assist initiates in restoring the ancient rites of Egypt; - provides for modern usage, key ritual texts coming solely from authenticated ancient sources; - contains easy to follow commentaries and background information on each ritual, including symbolism and mythology not previously available in one book; - gives text with commentary for the “Opening of the Mouth” ceremony; - offers practical information for conducting these rituals in today’s world. Formerly only available to the scholar and professional Egyptologist, these ritual texts reveal the deeply spiritual understanding of humanity’s relationship to divinity that characterized the ancient Egyptian sense of the sacred. This is a practical intermediate level text for those wishing to worship the great deities of ancient Egypt in as authentic a manner as possible, and by so doing tap into the great spiritual heritage that sustained Egyptian culture for over three thousand years.

Temple of Sety I at Abydos

Author: Farid S. Atiya,Lamis Fayed

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789771749318

Category: History

Page: 72

View: 7099

The temple of Sety I at Abydos is famous for its excellent reliefs, many of which portray the warrior-king engaged in various ritual scenes with deities. These are beautifully portrayed with detailed captions.

The Osireion at Abydos

Author: Margaret Alice Murray,Joseph Grafton Milne,Walter Ewing Crum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Abydos (Egypt : Extinct city)

Page: 47

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Omm Sety's Living Egypt

Surviving Folkways from Pharaonic Times

Author: Omm Sety

Publisher: Glyphdoctors.com

ISBN: 0979202302

Category: Egypt

Page: 256

View: 6678

A special connection with ancient Egypt drew Omm Sety to Egypt, where she studied with the great Egyptologists Selim Hassan and Ahmed Fakhry. For more than four decades she made her home in the shadow of the Great Pyramid of Giza and in the mudbrick village surrounding the Temple of Sety I at Abydos. For her, there was no separation between ancient and modern Egypt. Pictures on tomb walls illustrated the games children played in the streets in front of her house. The texts she translated from the temple walls shed light on the origins of the social customs of her Egyptian neighbors. For another four decades this book, which deserves to be called Omm Sety's life work, remained hidden away. Now Nicole B. Hansen, an Egyptologist who specializes in connections between ancient and modern Egypt, brings this work to light in an annotated edition with extensive notes and bibliography, illustrated with Omm Sety's own drawings. It features a foreword by Kent R. Weeks, who rediscovered KV5 in the Valley of the Kings, and an introduction by Walter A. Fairservis, the late director of the Hierakonpolis Project. For Egyptologists, this book includes explanations of texts from the Pyramid Texts to Herodotus as well as ancient Egyptian art. For anthropologists, it represents the results of a lifetime of unbridled participant-observation, during which Omm Sety used folk treatments to cure her ills and agreed to serve as a medium for a spirit during a magic ritual. For those interested in Omm Sety herself, this book provides new insights into her life, the people she knew and the places she lived.

Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egypt

Author: Emily Teeter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848555

Category: Religion

Page: 226

View: 4527

This book is a vivid reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religious rituals that were enacted in temples, tombs, and private homes.


An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology

Author: John North

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226594416

Category: Science

Page: 876

View: 2599

The definitive history of humanity's search to find its place within the universe. North charts the history of astronomy and cosmology from the Paleolithic period to the present day.

Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual

Performance, Patterns, and Practice

Author: Katherine Eaton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135054908

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 5330

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the estate belonged, and much of the ritual in temples was devoted to offering a representative sample of goods to the gods. After ritual performances, produce was paid as wages to priests and temple staff and presented as offerings to private mortuary establishments. This redistribution became a daily ritual in which many basic necessities of life for elite Egyptians were produced. This book evaluates the influence of common temple rituals not only on the day to day lives of ancient Egyptians, but also on their special events, economics, and politics. Author Katherine Eaton argues that a study of these daily rites ought to be the first step in analyzing the structure of more complex societal processes.

The Buried

An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution

Author: Peter Hessler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525559574

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

View: 833

From the acclaimed author of River Town and Oracle Bones, an intimate excavation of life in one of the world's oldest civilizations at a time of convulsive change Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's neighborhoods, research ancient history, and visit the legendary archeological digs. After years of covering China for The New Yorker, friends warned him it would be a much quieter place. But just before his arrival, the Arab Spring had reached Egypt and the country was in chaos. In the midst of the revolution, he attached himself to an important archeological dig at a site rich in royal tombs known in as al-Madfuna, or "The Buried." He and his wife set out to master Arabic, striking up an important friendship with their language instructor, a cynical political sophisticate named Rifaat. And a very different kind of friendship was formed with their garbage collector, an illiterate neighborhood character named Saaed, whose access to the trash of Cairo would be its own kind of archeological excavation. Along the way, he meets a family of Chinese small business owners who have cornered the nation's lingerie trade; their pragmatic view of the political crisis is a bracing counterpoint to the West's conventional wisdom. Through the lives of these ordinary Egyptians in a time of tragedy and heartache, while drawing connections between contemporary politics and the ancient past, Hessler creates a richly textured and original portrait of a revolution and the people swept up in it. Whether he's investigating the relics of pharaohs, the neighborhood trash that Saeed brings him, the Arabic vocabulary lists from Rifaat, or the Muslim Brotherhood documents left behind after mobs have looted their offices, Hessler finds subtle and illuminating insights to understand a nation from a new perspective. What emerges is a book of uncompromising intelligence and glorious humanity. Through the lives of Saeed and Rifaat, we encounter a land in which a weak state has collapsed but its underlying society remains painfully the same. The Buried is an extraordinary achievement that unearths a new world for the reader, one filled with unforgettable people who escape their context and become universal.

My Heart My Mother

Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt

Author: Alison Roberts

Publisher: Northgate Pub


Category: History

Page: 265

View: 5398

My Heart My Mother looks at many different aspects of Egyptian religion from the role of Hathor-Sekhmet, the serpent eye goddess, in the cult of Osiris, to the reliefs in the temple at Abydos, and more general discussions of temple life, ancestor ritual, death, rebirth and regeneration. An original piece of work on female divinities and their role in the passage of the pharaohs from death to rebirth that takes us beyond the New Kingdom period and into the Greco-Roman world.