Temples of Ancient Egypt

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I.B.Tauris, 2005 - Architecture, Ancient - 335 pages
A comprehensive survey of ancient Egyptian temples and rituals associated with their use. Shafer - a renowned Egyptologist - covers the entire pharaonic era, from the Old Kingdom to the Roman period, and challenges the idea that temples were either 'mortuary' or 'divine', showing instead that their functions were varied.
 

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Contents

ANOVERVIEW
1
NEW KINGDOM MORTUARY TEMPLE5x
3
Priests
9
Rituals
18
A Glance Forward
28
The Djoser Complex at Saqqara
40
The Transition in the Fourth Dynasty
47
Individual Solutions at the Transition between
59
Conclusion
123
The Temple and the People
132
A Brief Description of Luxor Temple
144
Luxor Temple and the OpetFestival
157
Other Important Functions of Luxor Temple
177
The AnkhBouquet and Other LifeBestowing
183
The Cultic Vision of the World
203
The Temples Integration into Society
227

The Middle Kingdom
74
Conclusion
84
Royal Cult Complexes of the Eighteenth Dynasty
90
Royal Cult Complexes of the Ramesside Period
107
Old Cultuses in New Contexts
233
NOTES
239
DYNASTIC CHRONOLOGY
319
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