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Religion of Ancient Egypt

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William Matthew Flinders Petrie – the father of Egyptian Archaeology – developed and applied statistical analysis to pottery from prehistoric sites and by this established seriation as a relative dating method as a major contribution to Egyptian Archaeology. In this scientific paper he describes special varieties of the conception of the supernatural in ancient Egypt. The source text also includes a list of "principal works on Egyptian religion" and a list of works "on religions ancient and modern".

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[Transcriber's note: refer to the more detailed notes at the end of this etext for more information.]

Religions Ancient and Modern

[Frontispiece: EGYPTIAN GODS. PETRIE COLLECTION]

THE RELIGION OF

ANCIENT EGYPT

By

W. M. FLINDERS PETRIE

D.C.L., LL.D., LIT.D., PH.D., T.R.S., F.B.A., F.S.A. SCOT. EDWARDS PROFESSOR OF EGYPTOLOGY, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON

LONDON

ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE & CO LTD

16 JAMES STREET HAYMARKET

1906

Edinburgh: T. and A. CONSTABLE, Printers to His Majesty

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I. THE NATURE OF GODS, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 II. THE NATURE OF MAN, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 III. THE FUTURE LIFE, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 IV. ANIMAL WORSHIP, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 V. THE GROUPS OF GODS. ANIMAL HEADED GODS, . . . . . 28 VI. THE HUMAN GODS, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 VII. THE COSMIC GODS, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 VIII. THE ABSTRACT GODS, ... Continue reading book >>


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