Richard H. Wilkinson, Egyptologist and Director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expeditions, has written an excellent new book about the gods and goddesses of ancient Egypt. His new book is a complete, systematic survey of the ancient egyptian pantheon. In ancient Egypt, every city originally was the city of a certain god, and many of them evolved later to cult centres of the local gods. The author considers the differing cult centres of the deities, their manifestations, symbols and icons, and their fluctuating popularity. This book is recommended for everyone who wants to know more about the ancient Egypt mythology. Maybe it is even one of the best books about the egyptian gods and goddesses. All the books I read from Wilkinson so far are well illustrated and very comprehensive. This one is rich illustrated, for example with tomb paintings and temple reliefs. His book has five major parts : "Rise and Fall of the Gods" >> Evolution "Nature of the Gods" >> Forms, Appearances, and Manifestations "Worship of the Gods" >> Rituals and Mysteries "Kingship and the Gods" >> Political aspect "The Many Faces of the Divine" >> Catalogue Other books of Dr. Wilkinson worth reading : * The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt * Reading Egyptian Art: A Hieroglyphic Guide to Ancient Egyptian Painting and Sculpture
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