Living With the Dead

Living With the Dead

Ancestor Worship and Mortuary Ritual in Ancient Egypt

eBook - 2012
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Living with the Dead presents a detailed analysis of ancestor worship in Egypt, using a diverse range of material, both archaeological and anthropological, to examine the relationship between the living and the dead. Iconography and terminology associated with the deceased reveal indistinct differences between the blessedness and malevolence and that the potent spirit of the dead required constant propitiation in the form of worship and offerings. A range of evidence is presented for mortuary cults that were in operation throughout Egyptian history and for the various places, such as the house.
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781782970927
1782970924
Characteristics: 1 online resource (225 pages)

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