Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
by Lewis Spence
Publisher: David D. Nickerson & Co. 1915
Number of pages: 348
This superb in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, cult of Osiris, numerous deities, Book of the Dead, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, legends, and a host of other fascinating topics. An erudite, clearly written work, enhanced with over 50 photographs and illustrations.
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Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa. A new-found respect for antiquities in the early modern period led to the scientific investigation of Egyptian civilization and a greater appreciation of its cultural legacy.
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