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Temple of the World: Sanctuaries, Cults, and Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

Miroslav Verner

Abstract

Despite the prominence of ancient temples in the landscape of Egypt, books about them are surprisingly rare. This new and essential publication from a prominent Czech scholar answers the need for a study that goes beyond temple architecture to examine the spiritual, economic, and political aspects of these institutions and the dominant roles they played. Miroslav Verner presents a deeper and more complex study of major ancient Egyptian religious centers, their principal temples, their rise and decline, their religious doctrines, cults, rituals, feasts, and mysteries. Also discussed are the var ... More

Keywords: Ancient Egypt, sanctuaries, temples, mysteries, Miroslav Verner, Heliopolis, Memphis, Amun, Abydos, Philae

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9789774165634
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miroslav Verner, author
Charles University