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

Miroslav Verner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

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 ... More


The Temple of the World

Miroslav Verner

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Although Karnak was the biggest, dozens and even hundreds of similar?mainly smaller but sometimes very large?temples were built in ancient Egypt. The institution of the temple, in ancient Egypt most ... More


Heliopolis: The City of the Sun

Miroslav Verner

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Heliopolis was considered by the historian Herodotus to be the oldest center of learning in Egypt. It is very difficult to reconstruct the history of this ancient city, despite the fact that in size ... More


Memphis: The White Wall

Miroslav Verner

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Memphis, that famous metropolis of ancient Egypt, is a city of huge temples, obelisks, and colonnades, of avenues of sphinxes, palaces, and administrative buildings. It is also the city in which ... More


Hermopolis: The City of the Eight

Miroslav Verner

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

On the west bank of the Nile, about forty kilometres south of Minya, the metropolis of Middle Egypt, lies a site that is rarely visited by tourists but archaeologically very important?Ashmunayn. Its ... More


Amarna: City of the Heretic

Miroslav Verner

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789774165634
eISBN:
9781617975431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165634.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In Middle Egypt, the ancient site of Amarna was the capital city of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten, the devotee of a single sun-god, and his chief consort, Nefertiti. Occupied for just sixteen or so ... More


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