The complexities of Egyptian mythology — its gods, sun and animal worship, myths, and magical practices — are explored. The development of religious doctrines, as portrayed in art and in literature, also receives a close inspection. Magnificently illustrated, the text contains 232 figures that clarify ancient beliefs and customs.
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