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