The University of Arizona is rapidly ramping up Coronavirus mitigation efforts to keep our community as safe as possible. All Humanities Seminars Program courses offered through August 2020 will be held ONLINE ONLY. 

Course Registration

Religion, Gods, and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt

Spring 2020
In Session
9 AM - 12 PM
February 27, March 5, 19, 26, and April 2, 2020


Main Campus



This course will survey the fundamentals of ancient Egyptian religion from the Predynastic period (ca. 4000 BC) to the end of the New Kingdom (ca. 1000 BC). Material will be covered both as an overview of how things unfolded over the various periods as well as how religion was practiced at key moments in Egyptian history. This course offers an examination of the intellectual thought and religious life of ancient Egypt, with a particular focus on such major deities as Osiris, Ra, and Amun, as well as the religious centers and myths.

Registration Opens Online: Monday, November 25, 2019 at 8AM (AZ Time)

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Required Reading: 

  • Wilkinson, RH. 2003 or 2017 edition. The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson.

Recommended Reading: 

  • Bard, K. 2008 or 2015 edition. An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Wiley Blackwell.
  • Pinch. G. 2004. Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditional of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press.

Meet Your Professor

Associate Professor
Tree Ring Laboratory

Pearce Paul Creasman is an archaeologist who specializes in the fields of Egyptology, maritime history, and dendrochronology. The author of more than 50 articles and 6 edited books, as an associate professor at the University of Arizona his research focuses on understanding ancient human and environmental interactions. For the past 15 years, he has directed fieldwork in Egypt and Sudan. His current excavation is at the pyramid field of Nuri, Sudan.  


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