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Ancient Egyptians believed in different gods (polytheism)

Ancient Egyptian Gods and myths

Ancient Egyptian religion was based on polytheism, totemism, animism, anthropomorphism and fetishism. The Egyptian gods for the Egyptians represented the personification of the surrounding...
Mummy in sarcophagus

Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Mummification, practiced by the ancient Egyptians, was used to preserve the body for the purpose of keeping the soul, or “ka”, intact for the...
Detail of wedding ceremony Ancient Egypt

Marriage in Ancient Egypt

Getting married in Ancient Egypt (as well as in other ancient civilizations) was important business because the family was considered the most valuable institution...
Portrait of Cleopatra, Egyptian souvenir drawn on papyrus.

Cleopatra (51-30 BC) last Egyptian pharaoh

Hardly a ancient woman can fascinate as much as the Egyptian pharaoh Cleopatra VII (born 69 BC) or queen of Ptolemaic Kingdom (founded in...
Akenaton colossal statue from Temple in Karnak. Collection of the Museum in Cairo.

Akhenaten and his concept of religion in Egypt

Changing his name and moving his capital from Thebes to Amarna, Amonhotep IV replaced traditional Egyptian gods with the worship of Aten, the great...
Ancient Egyptian Gods Horus (left), Osiris (middle), Isis (right).

Osiris the God of Egyptian Resurrection

Osiris may have been an early Egyptian king whose triumphs inspired myth and legends that eventually portrayed him as a god who defied death...
Ploughing with a yoke of horned cattle in Ancient Egypt from the burial chamber of pharaoh Sennedjem

What food and drink were Ancient Egyptians consumed?

About 450 B.C., the Greek historian Herodotus wrote that Egypt was a gift of the Nile. Indeed, for the Ancient Egyptians the river was...
Nefertiti bust. Collection of Egyptian museum Berlin

Queen Nefertiti of Egypt

Nefertiti rose from obscurity to become the wife of a pharoah, co-founder of a religion, king maker and then virtually disappeared from history. Early Life The...
Ancient Egyptian Gods Horus (left), Osiris (middle), Isis (right).

Ancient Egyptian Religion

The relationship of the believer with the gods in Ancient Egypt was particularly loose. There was no set of doctrines or a central book...
Nile River flooding example

The Nile River in Ancient Egyptian Civilization

Egypt was the "gift of the Nile," benefiting agriculturally from the flow of the river downward as it deposited silt along its banks, creating...
The Colossi of Memnon at Madīnat Habu in Thebes, Egypt

Ancient Egyptian cities Thinis and Thebes

Tjenu or as it was also known by its Greek variations, Thinis or This, is related of the Archaic Period of Egyptian history. Thinis...
Example of Hyksos Warriors

Horse in Ancient Egypt

The horse is not native to ancient Egyptians and the exact date of its introduction to the country is not certain. The horse is...

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