Ancient Egyptian Religion

Definition

Egyptian religion was a combination of beliefs and practices which, in the modern day, would include Egyptian mythology, science, medicine, psychiatry, magic, spiritualism, herbology, as well as the modern understanding of 'religion' as belief in a higher power and a life after death.

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Timeline

  • c. 4000 BCE
    Depictions of gods and afterlife on walls of Egyptian tombs.
  • c. 2613 BCE - c. 2181 BCE
    The goddess Ma'at first appears during the period of the Old Kingdom in Egypt.
  • c. 2400 BCE - c. 2300 BCE
    The Pyramid Texts written, the oldest religious literature in Egypt.
  • c. 2250 BCE
    Beer brewed in Egypt.
  • c. 2134 BCE - c. 2040 BCE
    The Coffin Texts developed from the Pyramid Texts.
  • c. 1550 BCE - c. 1070 BCE
    The Egyptian Book of the Dead (The Book of Coming Forth by Day) written.
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