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: 9992


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.

Eternal Egypt

Ancient Rituals for the Modern World

Author: Richard J. Reidy

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440192472

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 6635


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.


An Illustrated History of Astronomy and Cosmology

Author: John North

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226594416

Category: Science

Page: 876

View: 8429


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: 1135054894

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 7527


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.