Religion in Old Kingdom Egypt w. Dr Fayza Haikal

The Old Kingdom was not only a period that’s known for its pyramids, but also its pantheon of deities. Professor Emerita Fayza Haikal, The American University in Cairo, joins the show to share what religion was like in the Old Kingdom of Egypt.

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Show Notes

  • Professor Emerita Haikal provided these references for those that want to research and learn more about this topic and related ones:
    • Assmann, J. Egyptian solar religion in the New Kingdom: Re, Amun and the crisis of polytheism. Translated from the German by Anthony Alcock. London; New York: Kegan Paul International, 1995.
    • Assmann, J. Death, and Salvation in Ancient Egypt. translated by David Lorton. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005.
    • Riggs, Ch. the beautiful burial in Roman Egypt : art, identity, and funerary religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
    • The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts. translated with an introduction and notes by James P. Allen;  edited by Peter Der Manuelian. Leiden: Brill, 2005.
    • Ikram, S. Death and burial in ancient Egypt. Cairo: the American University in Cairo Press, 2015.
    • Sylvie, C. Offerings to the gods in Egyptian temples. Leuven: Peeters, 2012.
    • Taylor, J. Death & the afterlife in ancient Egypt. London: British Museum, 2001.
    • Kanawati, N. The tomb and beyond: burial customs of Egyptian officials. 2nd ed. London: Aris &Phillips, 2001.
    • Smith, M. Following Osiris: Perspectives on the  Osirian afterlife from four Millenia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
    • Religion in ancient Egypt: gods, myths, and personal practice. edited by Byron E. Shafer. London: Routledge, 1991.
    • Pinch, G. Egyptian Myth: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
    • Clark, R. Myth and symbol in ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson, 1978.

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